Reviled and Maligned
Peter Stefan, owner of Graham Putnam & Mahoney funeral parlor in Worcester, Mass., found himself thrust into the national spotlight in the spring of 2013 amid a damning controversy. With implications that still linger to this day, Stefan and his team faced the question of where to draw the line on who deserves a burial. This film explores the morality behind such decision-making and how one man—during a time of universal anger, fear and sadness—stood up for what he thought was right.
Presented by Everything Is Stories in collaboration with Oscilloscope Laboratories, Film Science, and RYOT films.
Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection at Traverse City Film Festival and AFI Documentary Film Festival
Shortlisted as Best Short Form Documentary by the International Documentary Association
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