The Death Cleaner: Cleaning Up After Death Is His Business - Op-Docs.

Death is Donovan Tavera’s business. For nearly 20 years, Tavera has been a forensic cleaner in Mexico City, providing families of the deceased with the solace of a clean home. For mourning families, his services become integral to their healing process. In Louise Monlaü's "The Death Cleaner," filmed before the pandemic, considers what it means to wash away what’s left after someone dies.

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