4.2.13

Homegoings / "Exploring the African American way of death" {trailer}



Artistic Statement: "Homegoings is a feature documentary exploring the African American way of death. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in Harlem and rural South Carolina, the film takes an up-close and unusual look into the rarely seen world of undertaking, one of the few occupations Black Americans could enter freely after slavery. Combining cinema verité with intimate interviews and personal photographs, Homegoings tells the stories of several families who have lost loves ones, while painting a vivid portrait of the passionate man behind their funerals."