BURIAL RITES (2007)
writer, director: mehdi sahebi, aya domenig
production: go between films (luc schaedler)
CH 2007, 30 mins., TV documentary
Are cemeteries outdated? Certainly the demand for rectangular graves in straight lines is declining. To slowly decompose in the ground has a growing negative connotation. More and more people seem to ask for communal graves or wish their ashes to be scattered in special places. The city of Zurich had these tendencies investigated in a scientific study and made the results accessible in a touching documentary film. With surprising openness both young and old people discuss their attitude towards dying and how they would want to be buried.