When to Die

Inside the World of Civil War Reenacting

When To Die is a film that examines the legacy of the United States Civil War through reenactors.


Quiet Intensity. This was the mandate and mantra presented to composer Jordan Lewis by documentary filmmakers Justin Miler and JP Pacelli regarding the original score for their documentary film, "When To Die." The film presents an in-depth look into the phenomenon of Civil War reenacting, and how it both reinforces and challenges larger cultural trends that are, to this day, defined in many ways by the aftermath of the Civil War.