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Filmmaker Elizabeth Westrate talks about the making of A Family Undertaking, and why the film is about "thinking about death as a part of life."


A Family Undertaking explores the growing home-funeral movement by following several families in their most intimate moments as they reclaim the end of life, forgoing a typical mortuary funeral to care for their loved ones at home.

  • Updated on April 23, 2014

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A Family Undertaking (60 min.)

Premiere Date: August 3, 2004

Encore Broadcast Date: Aug. 14, 2007

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Filmmaker: Elizabeth Westrate Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Press Release


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Critical Acclaim

An intimate and fascinating film.”

— Aaron Barnhart
Kansas City Star

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