Films and TV


I've always been more of a reader than a watcher, but there are times when the 'moving picture' has it's place. These are some of my favourites documentaries and TV shows about death and dying. I'm not posting links, as access is constantly changing. A quick title search will likely reveal where you can screen anything that captures your interest.


Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America

A look at some of the creative ways Americans celebrate life as it comes to the end. Made by HBO in 2019.


A Family Undertaking

Sixty minute documentary on the home funeral movement in America.

Made in 2003 by filmmaker Elizabeth Westrate. Shown on PBS.


The Last Word 

German: Das letzte Wort

2020 German television show (in German) made by Netflix about a widow who becomes a professional eulogist. I enjoyed this six part drama/comedy focusing on death and grief.