Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
The documentary “A Family Undertaking” (60 min.) 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. Through their stories we see that “hands-on” care for the dead by family members, including children, can aid in grieving, bring a sense of fulfillment, and help loved ones to grasp the reality of a death. Their home funerals are remarkable documents of death made intimate, meaningful, and even joyful. You can watch the trailer or visit the POV site for more info. This film is being shown in conjunction with the One Read events in September 2012 related to the book “The Tiger’s Wife” by Téa Obreht.