Bodywork

Australia, 1989

Film
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Confessions from the funeral trade. There are no cadavers in Bodywork, because the film is about the living. David Caesar introduces us to the workers of the death industry rather than the clients. What they talk about is fascinating; how they say it is riveting. The various stages of mortuary work are explained by people who take pride in their profession. “Bodywork” is a thoroughly illuminating and entertaining film. This film won the Best Documentary Award at the 1989 Melbourne Film Festival.

Credits

production company

Central Park Films

producer

Glenys Rowe

Duration

00:51:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324804

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Funeral rites and ceremonies

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Death

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Death

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Funeral rites and ceremonies

History → Funeral rites and ceremonies

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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