Trainee mortician Zhan Lingling in a scene from Almost Heaven, a documentary screening on October 16 at the Asia Society Hong Kong.

Life, death, and ‘spa treatments’ for the dead – a young Chinese mortician learns her trade

Documentary Almost Heaven follows a 17-year-old trainee mortician as she overcomes her fear of handling corpses and learns how to cut the hair of the dead, shave their faces and wash their limbs

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Trainee mortician Zhan Lingling in a scene from Almost Heaven, a documentary screening on October 16 at the Asia Society Hong Kong.
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