How a father who died 12 years ago still lives with his family
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How a father who died 12 years ago still lives with the family

This video contains scenes some viewers may find upsetting.

In the Tana Toraja region of Sulawesi, Indonesia, the dead share the space with the living. Mamak Lisa is a Torajan, and explains to presenter Sahar Zand that her father's corpse is still kept in the house, to give the family time to grieve and save up for the funeral.

Hear more about the rituals of Tana Toraja in Living with the Dead. The documentary is part of the BBC World Service season Living Stories.

  • 18 Apr 2017
  • From the section World