Part of "The Call of Africa" series. In Africa-where infant mortality is sky-high, tens of millions have AIDS, and life expectancies can be as meager as 39 years-death is an all-too-frequent presence. Presents sub-Saharan perspectives on the end of life: funeral rites of the Dogon in Mali, the views of the Fulani of the Sahel, and the roles of the griot's tam-tam drum and fire kindled by a blacksmith's wife in the funeral rites of rural Burkina Faso. In addition, the good works of Sparrow Rainbow Village in South Africa-the only residential facility in Africa established to meet the needs of terminally ill AIDS patients-are documented. NOTE: Contains some nudity and mild violence. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.