The Great American Funeral

Institute History

  • 2012 New Frontier Story Lab


Reflecting the global collaboration that fuels its production, The Great American Funeral takes us on 1,654-mile journey that carried the body of President Abraham Lincoln from Washington D.C. to its final resting place in the Springfield, Ill. This procession, meant to reunite our war-torn nation, quickly becomes fraught with trouble as the soldiers and embalming surgeons tasked with this quest find themselves soon battling the elements, the press, a weary public and each other as they endeavor to keep the President’s remains intact.


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