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Summary: "Calaveras brilliantly captures the confluence of a deep and ancient Mexican tradition (the Day of the Dead celebration), and a very present and dramatic awareness of death through AIDS and the memory-keeping of the dear lost ones. This is not only an excellent ethnographic piece of work, but also a keen filmic perception of the passing of time and the changes in our culture." -- Jorge Ruffinelli, Director, Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University.
Interviews with individuals about the Hispanic Day of the Dead involving the belief that the spirits of the dead return to this world each year for one day only. Includes the custom of building altars in the honor of the dead.