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Taboo: Never say die? No place for mortality in polite conversation

Kass Hall wants to talk about death – hers. But who will listen? With no choice but to deal hands-on with the business of death, our forebears had rituals and faith to help them. In modern culture, we outsource the messy bits, and shut down the uncomfortable conversation. Jenina Ibañez lifts to veil in our Taboo series. 

Video report by Jenina Ibañez


About The Citizen

THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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