Homegoings is a feature documentary exploring the African American way of death. Filmed at Owens Funeral Home in New York City’s historic neighborhood of Harlem, the film takes an up-close and unusual look into the rarely seen world of undertaking, one of the few occupations Black Americans could enter freely after slavery. Combining cinema verité with intimate interviews and personal photographs, Homegoings tells the stories of several families who have lost loves ones, while painting a vivid portrait of the passionate man behind their funerals.
Homegoings enjoyed a spectacular premiere in Harlem to a packed audience at the legendary Apollo Theater on June 21, 2013. But don't take our word for it. Check out Harlem World’s vivid account of the event. Homegoings won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the American Black Film Festival and had its national television broadcast on the PBS series POV on June 24, 2013. To screen the film online, purchase an educational version or request a copy for a community screening go to: http://www.homegoings.com/
Christine has received funding support from Tribeca Film Institute, Jerome Foundation, POV/American Documentary and ITVS. She is currently in post-production. For more information and updates, please visit: www.homegoings.com.