76 total votes
Carry Me Home

Carry Me Home

An explosion of drums. Men in crisp tailored suits march down the aisle. Women throw their hands up and shout. Men with top hats and canes parade the streets. A brass band joins in. Everyone is shouting, singing, dancing, moving. And in the middle of all of this is a coffin. Carry Me Home bears witness to the widespread tradition of celebration in African-American funerals today.The film weaves together interviews, archival materials, profiles of funeral directors, and the journey of one widow, Lessie Thompson, as her grief opens a window into the vivid, elaborate funeral traditions that take their roots in the very beginnings of African-American history. On January 23, 2008, funeral d

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