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Taboos and Subcultures: Bizarre Burials
Bizarre Burials
Episode 1  |  SBS Viceland  |  July 10, 2020

Death comes inevitably to us all. How societies celebrate their loved ones' passing varies dramatically from place to place. In Gurgaon, India, an 82-year-old nun voluntarily fasts to the death in a religious ritual, attended by her children. A Taiwanese man honours his dead father with exotic dancers gyrating at the graveside. An octogenarian in San Francisco lives with death every day among his vast collections of skeletal remains. In Stockton, Alabama, a widow remembers her husband with a patriotic gun salute using bullets loaded with his ashes.

Death comes inevitably to us all. How societies celebrate their loved ones' passing varies dramatically from place to place. In Gurgaon, India, an 82-year-old nun voluntarily fasts to the death in a religious ritual, attended by her children. A Taiwanese man honours his dead father with exotic dancers gyrating at the graveside. An octogenarian in San Francisco lives with death every day among his vast collections of skeletal remains. In Stockton, Alabama, a widow remembers her husband with a patriotic gun salute using bullets loaded with his ashes.

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