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Through the eyes of Harlem funeral director Isaiah Owens, the beauty and grace of African-American funerals are brought to life. 'Homegoings' paints a portrait of grieving families and a man who sends loved ones "home."
Major funding for POV is provided by PBS, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Bertha Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, with special support from The Fledgling Fund.
The upcoming POV film, 'Homegoings,' takes a look at African-American funeral traditions through the lens of a Harlem funeral director. Now you can learn more about the profession of funeral director in the black community and the rich history the occupation has in American history.
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