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Frontline: The Undertaking
Frontline The Undertaking
Directors: Miri Navasky, Karen O'Connor
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 0min

FRONTLINE profiles Thomas Lynch, a poet and undertaker whose family has cared for the dead in a small town in central Michigan for three generations. In The Undertaking, a critically acclaimed book, Lynch offered unique an...  more »


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Directors: Miri Navasky, Karen O'Connor
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
DVD Release Date: 01/15/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Insightful, sensitive handling of a difficult subject
Katherine M. Sellers | Charleston SC | 04/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw part of this program when it aired on PBS. I wanted to see the entire program and ordered this DVD. I have since shown it to all my family and several close friends. All have reacted the same way... grateful they saw the process of working with the grieving as they go on after the death of a loved one. None of us gets out of this life alive, yet little is said or done to explain the final process of life. This program paints a picture of sensitive, caring funeral personnel, as well as a glimpse into family situations death can bring about. Choices of cremation or burial are better understood.Pre-planning to save the family from choices in their grief is also represented. I feel a richer person, in spirit, for having heard the poetry of Thomas Lynch that is peppered into this must-see program. Thanks to all who worked to produce it."
Very Good Educational DVD
Ellen Prudenti | Mt. Bethel, PA | 08/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I used this DVD as part of the educational program at a hospital's pastoral care department. Students, staff, and volunteers are uniformly touched by its realism and sensitivity. It provokes thoughtful discussion."