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Directed by Xiao-Wei Lu

This film is only available to viewers in Southern California (excluding San Diego County) from October 1, 2020 at 12pm PT to October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm PT. Click here to watch the film on Eventive.

Perceived as a lower class occupation, professional mourners in present-day Taiwan are often looked down upon, despite their role in seeing loved ones into the afterlife. This film explores the representation and clash between tradition and modernity.

Director, Camera Operator: Xiao-Wei Lu
Producer: Xiao-Wei Lu, Model Man
Camera Assistant: Yun-Ru Chen
Editor: Rob Brandon, Xiao-Wei Lu
Featured Contributor: Jun-Lin Liu
Colorist: Tim Martin
Title Designer: Seth De Silva
Sound Designer: Morgan Williams

Plays in

Dead to Me

From professional mourners to a withering town, this program invites you to embrace death with open arms. What are the rituals with which we honor our dead, mourn the movements of the past, and heal collectively? Let us find out in a line-up that merges fiction and non-fiction. — Udval Altangerel

Dates & Times



Thu, Oct 1
12:00 pm