Compass at 6.30 on Sunday evenings is currently doing a series looking at faith and funerals across different religions and cultures.
The ABC also took an interesting look at funeral traditions in the recent Billy Connolly's Big Send Off : ABC TV
Billy Connolly embarks on a personal and enlightening journey where he looks at our attitudes towards death.
Australian Story recently looked at the first novel by Brooke Davis, Lost and Found, which she wrote after the unexpected tragic death of her mother. It has been sold for publication in 25 countries.
And the documentary Tender looked at a community-based funeral cooperative, lamenting the fact that funerals have become so impersonal and removed from families and culture. There is a study guide produced to go with this documentary.
As the above 4 programs are from ABC TV they should be available on iview.
And the new movie Still Life also deals with these issues, highlighting the issue of Connectedness.