Award-winning environmental documentary about the green burial movement.
Each day, families and friends of recently deceased young Black people visit Jonathan Robinson’s shop, commissioning wearable tributes to their loved ones.
When siblings Elan and Jonathan Bogarín undertake an archaeological excavation of their late grandmother’s house, they embark on a magical-realist journey in search of what life remains in the objects we leave behind.
A look at New Orleans through the lens of the city’s jazz funeral traditions.
Witness the emotions that accompany end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital ICU face harrowing choices.
Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration.
A South Korean doc that follows that follows an elderly married couple until the last moments of their 76-year marriage.
This film was prompted by the question of what it means to re-visit and re-vision Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde’s classic 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience today.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the world’s most popular suicide spots. Filmed over the course of a year, this documentary captures a number of suicides and features interviews with the friends and family of some of the people identified to have jumped from the bridge.
A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died at home in North London in 2003. Her body wasn’t discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life—not even a photograph.
Black Heirlooms is a documentary about creating and preserving family wealth in communities of color.
Still Loved explores the complexity and reality for families surviving baby loss.
This documentary lays bare a mysterious process that goes on all around us—what happens to people who die with no next of kin.
Meeting You shows the emotional reunion of a mother and her deceased 6-year-old daughter from an unidentified illness via advanced virtual reality.
Go behind the scenes with a fourth generation undertaker in a Michigan funeral home.
Activists’ efforts to reclaim a burial site containing thousands of formerly enslaved Africans.
Serving Life documents an extraordinary hospice program where hardened criminals inside Angola Prison, care for their dying fellow inmates.
This documentary follows the life of seven children who are working under extreme conditions at India’s busiest cremation ground, Manikarnika in Banaras.
In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize a terminally ill person’s request to end his or her life with medication. How to Die in Oregon tells the stories of those most intimately involved with the practice today—terminally ill Oregonians, their families, doctors, and friends.
Nelufar Hedayat investigates a crisis in maternal care, exploring why African American women are up to four times more likely to die of pregnancy related causes than their white counterparts.
In the late 1980s, members of Act-Up and other AIDS activists battle hostility and indifference to bring attention to the disease and try to reduce the number of victims while hoping to lead the drive to find a cure.
América is a story of brothers confronting the chasm between adolescent yearning and adult realities when brought together to care for their ailing ninety-three year old grandmother.
Terminally ill patients in a San Francisco hospital meeting medical practitioners seeking to change the perception around life and death.
How a community in Arizona mobilized to defend their rights and to provide aid to injured, oft times dying people funneled across a wilderness desert.
A Muslim ritual body washer and casket maker in New Jersey takes two young under his wing to teach them how to live a better life.
A film about renowned embalmer James Bryant and the disappearing tradition of Black funeral homes.