7:15 pm | 57min | Documentary
Presented by The Rondout Valley Holistic Health Community
Prior to the 20th century, most Americans prepared their dead for burial with the help of family and friends, but today most funerals are part of a multimillion-dollar industry run by professionals. This increased reliance on mortuaries has alienated Americans from life’s only inevitability – death. “A Family Undertaking” explores the growing home-funeral movement by following several families in their most intimate moments as they reclaim the end of life, forgoing a typical mortuary funeral to care for their loved ones at home.
Director: Elizabeth Westrate
More about the film: http://www.pbs.org/pov/afamilyundertaking/film-description/