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"Homegoings" (Doc That Explores African American Funeral Homes) 1 Of 10 Films To Receive Tribeca Funds

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by Tambay A. Obenson
December 20, 2011 6:45 PM
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Homegoings

Congratulations to Christine Turner whose feature documentary titled Homegoings, was one of 10 projects selected to receive a total of $150,000 in grants towards completing their projects, from the Tribeca Documentary Fund.

There were a reported 630 submissions from more than 40 countries in all.

Turner's seemingly fascintating Homegoings...

... explores the African American funeral home, a 150 year-old institution that is now vanishing. Told through the eyes of a Harlem funeral director and the families he serves, this film tells the intimate stories of families who have lost loved ones and the passionate man behind their funerals.

I'm in! :)

Christine already received R&D funds for Homegoings from ITVS and, according to the project's Facebook page, has already found a home on PBS's acclaimed POV documentary series.

Homegoings in currently in post-production. I expect we'll be chatting about this one in 2012. 

To stay up to date, *like* the film's Facebook page HERE, or visit: www.homegoings.com.

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  • Darla | December 23, 2011 9:38 PMReply

    Fascinating. Hope it makes it's way to Dallas or TV/DVD.

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