This story is the first part of a longterm project on how we face death. It was done in collaboration with World Press Photo and NOOR and is presented here in a shortened version. For publishing requests please get in touch here. (Full story is available in Danish, English and French)
Mikael, a former sailor and warehouse worker, lives in a remote corner of Denmark, Lolland, a low-income and high-unemployment area with deep social challenges. Mikael however moved here because the housing prices here were his chance to get a house with a garden, like he always wanted. Mikael is also diagnosed with terminal cancer, and his doctors have given him a year to live.
This story follows Mikael and his family from the day of his diagnosis to the final farewell. It is a story of Mikael and his choices - and what it means to have these choices. Ultimately it is a personal story of waiting for the end to arrive.