Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

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La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead / The Mexican Celebration of the Dead

A first and thorough look at the Mexican celebration of the dead, the sacred days when the souls of the departed return to visit the living. Tracing the Days of the Dead tradition from its roots in Indian culture to its manifestations in contemporary Chicano communities, this unconventional and visually arresting documentary contemplates the loving and sometimes humorous Mexican cultural attitudes toward "that constant companion," death.

Portillo, L. (Director). (1988). La Ofrenda: The Days of the Dead [Video file]. Lourdes Portillo. Retrieved October 18, 2021, from Kanopy.