New ways for the final farewell in RTD’s funeral documentaries

Generally, funerals are a sombre affair, with mourners wearing black and with a sorrowful air, but not in one part of Siberia. Sergey Yakushin wants a funeral to be joyful and a celebration of life not a tearful departing. His unique funerals are showcased in the film Death Control. Burial is part of the ritual and the role of the gravedigger is crucial to the smooth running of an interment. In Iraq, digging graves is a family business, with the skills passed from father to son.