DIA DE MUERTOS; DE CARLOS BARBA SALVA, PRESENTACIÓN EN EL THEFRIDACINEMA, CA.
One Night Only! Saturday, November 1, 7 PM! // DIA DE MUERTOS.
Many are familiar with the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). However, in the village of Pomuch, in southern Mexico, the holiday is celebrated in a rather unique manner not seen in the rest of the country. Each year on November 2nd, the bones of the dead are removed from display in the local ossuary, where they are kept in elaborate embroidered cloth, and they ritually cleaned. This practice is a tradition inherited from the ancient Mayans. Carlos Barba Salva’s Dia de Muertos explores the Pomuch’s unique traditions, and the family/community/spiritual dynamics that are intertwined.
Dir. Carlos Barba 2009, 30 min., Cuba/Mexico
PLEASE NOTE: This independent Spanish-language production is brand new, and has not been issued English-language subtitles. As such, there will be no subtitles at this screening.
Director Carlos Barba will be at this screening in-person to discuss his experience making this extraordinary film, and to answer questions from the audience!