Frontline "The Undertaking" on PBS World

Frontline "The Undertaking" on PBS World

Wed, 08/11/2010 - 7:00pm
Ken Kutzli of Lynch & Sons prepares a body for viewing.

Credit: Photo courtesy of FRONTLINE

The story of a family of undertakers.

In this moving and powerful film, FRONTLINE enters the world of Thomas Lynch, a poet and undertaker whose family has cared for the dead in a small Michigan town for three generations. Through the intimate stories of families coming to terms with grief, mortality and a funeral's rituals, the film illuminates the heartbreak and beauty in the journey taken between the living and the dead when someone dies.

Frontline "The Undertaking" encores Wednesday, August 11 at 7 p.m. on PBS World (cable 524/DT21.2).

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