Funeral Director, The (DVD)
This documentary offers an unprecedented glimpse into a world most of us never consider until it's thrust upon us by bereavement. But far from being morbid or dark, this is a life-affirming story, full of empathy, unexpected revelations, and, strangely, hope. Told from the perspective of pioneering Sligo funeral director David McGowan, this documentary unflinchingly draws back the veil on an industry that is rarely spoken of. With unprecedented access to the procedures, science, and etiquette of the funeral director, we follow David as he shares his personal perspective on the sombre business he describes as his passion--a dedication he was thrown into when his father bought a country pub which included an undertakers business in the 1970s.