Amy Cunningham is a funeral director who works with those in grief to send their loved ones off with meaning. Through her work with green burials and cremation, Amy is re-shaping the way that the traditional end-of-life practices are approached and carried out, with a focus on sustainability and accessibility.
Forgoing the chemicals and hardware it takes to preserve the human form, Amy opts instead to view death as a reconnection with the earth. Producer Lindsay Skedgell caught up with her in Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery, to explore the history of post-death practices and the recent shift to cremation and green burials.
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