Who are the people who care for the dead lovingly and carefully before their final sendoff?
This documentary puts a face to a bereavement care in a first world economy, where needs for urban development and land scarcity creeps its way into cemeteries and new burial systems.
Meet: a man who exhumed 120,000 graves, a family-run business, entrepreneurs in the professionalisation of services, and an embalmer from Australia.
It’s a business for sure, and a necessary service. But their stories are heartening, human, and fascinating. It’s regarded as a noble profession, and one that they carry out with pride and honour.
Axel’s documentary is part of the Filmmakers@DFT Channel on Viddsee.