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Death is Our Business (full documentary)

20 Mar 2021
How COVID-19 reshaped the grieving process at Black-owned funeral homes in New Orleans.

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A co-production between FRONTLINE, Firelight Media and WORLD Channel, “Death Is Our Business” examines in intimate and moving detail how Black funeral homes in New Orleans have had to adapt to the devastating impact of COVID-19 in their community. While revealing the racial disparities of the virus’ toll, award-winning filmmaker Jacqueline Olive shines a light on how the coronavirus has rocked the Black community’s cherished cultural practices in New Orleans — a city that is no stranger to loss and grief.

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