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Death is Our Business

Director: Jacqueline Olive
Short Film :: Shorties
Running Time:30:00 minutes
Event Date(s)
1:00 PM EST
Saturday, November 13
Thalian Main

Director of Photography: Patrick Sheehan
Editor: Patrick Sheehan
Executive Producers FRONTLINE: Raney Aronson-Rath, Andrew Metz
Senior Producer FRONTLINE: Carla Borrás
Executive Producers FIRELIGHT MEDIA: Stanley Nelson, Marcia Smith, Loira Limbal
Executive Producer WORLD CHANNEL: Chris Hastings

In New Orleans, a city where funerals are jazz-filled community events, the per capita COVID-19 death rate at one point in 2020 topped the nation. This documentary takes viewers inside two Black-owned funeral homes, following funeral directors and staff grappling with pandemic restrictions, as they safely prepare the deceased and bring comfort to a grieving city.

Screening in the Krusty Shorts Block.