On the Day of the Dead, when the spirits come back to us,
the road from heaven must be made easy,
they say, not slippery with tears.
Calling Home the Dead is easily the best film on Day of the
Dead that I have ever seen. The filmmakers offer a subtle, visually
stunning, poetic invitation to experience the beauty and meaning of this
spiritual celebration as it unfolds over several days. With minimal but
thoughtfully crafted narration, this voyage in richly evocative images
and sound emphasizes indigenous practices during el Día de los Muertos,
an invaluable perspective, seldom seen outside of Mexico.
Alice A. Nelson,
Ph.D.Professor, Latin American Cultural Studies, Spanish
The Evergreen State College
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