Día de los muertos: A Day for the Living

Trina Bardusco

USA, Documentary, 2011
13 min, HDV, Color
English, Spanish, Spanglish with English subtitles

 

The "Day of the Dead" is celebrated in Texas with its own unique flavor. This documentary short explores everything from the how's and why's of altar making, to what this celebration really means to a special group of San Antonio residents as they commemorate their loved ones. Featuring Rita Vidaurri-Eden (legendary singer), David Rice (writer), Carmen Tafolla (writer-performer), Jesús de la Torre (educator), Patricia S. Castillo (Family violence prevention activist), and an Aztec inspired ceremony at our Lady of the Lake University with Prof. Oswald J. Nira. A colorful and poignant mezcla of parades and events that illustrate the deeper meanings of this often misunderstood, but very popular celebration.

 

World Premiere

latinomediaworks.com

 

Producer: Trina Bardusco
Production Company: HBO Latino and Latino Media Works 2010
Screenwriter: Trina Bardusco
Cinematographer: Pete Simmonite
Editor: Jacky Kamahji
Sound Design: Jacky Kamahji
Music: John Branch

 

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