The U.S. COVID Death Toll Has Passed 1 Million. These Documentaries Offer Context.
These 14 FRONTLINE documentaries, all available to stream, examine the national and global toll of the coronavirus.
May 5, 2022
Last Responders — Coroners, Funeral Workers and Others — Say They Faced Risks as COVID Spread
Although the CDC maintains the risk of contracting COVID-19 from a dead body is low, there is no U.S. government agency tracking infection rates among last responders: medical examiners, coroners, embalmers, funeral directors and other trained mortuary workers. Workers told FRONTLINE they believe they’re highly exposed.
June 17, 2021
Cremation Is on the Rise in Black and Latino Communities During COVID-19, Funeral Professionals Say
Burials, a cherished cultural tradition among Black and Latino communities, have declined during COVID-19. Instead, more families of color are choosing cremation, citing economic hardship in a prolonged pandemic.
March 23, 2021
'Playing Russian Roulette With Our Own Lives’: At Black-Owned Funeral Homes in New Orleans, COVID Takes a Harsh Toll
Watch a scene from ‘Death Is Our Business,’ a new documentary from FRONTLINE, Firelight Media and WORLD Channel.
March 22, 2021