Día de los Muertos is upon us, and what better way to get in the spirit of the holiday than by watching a beautiful animated short that perfectly illustrates what the holiday is all about.
“Día de los Muertos,” an award-winning short written and directed by a trio of film students in 2013, pays homage to the roots and cultural significance of the holiday in fewer than four minutes.
In the film, a young girl is visiting her mother’s grave when she is dragged down into the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday. Though it’s short, the film manages to perfectly capture the essence, beauty, imagery and traditions associated with the holiday, and reminds viewers what the holiday is ultimately about: gathering with friends and family to honor the love and lives of those who have passed on.
Check out the heartwarming short above, and let us know how you celebrate Día de los Muertos in the comment section below.
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