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Reflecting through personal narratives the remembrances of the Day of the Dead from the perspective of two Mexicans living in the UK, placing topics related to death in the cultural dimension.
Dia de los Muertos is a transcultural, gifting and participatory celebration. It gives to the concept of death a role of a cultural mediator, circulating a flexible network of ideologies: for example cultural beliefs as well as notions of nationalism.
Produced and Directed by: Betty Martins
Camera and Editing: Toby Madden and Betty Martins
Short Documentary commissioned by the Wellcome Trust for the Day of the Dead, an event forming part of Miracles and Charms Season at Wellcome Collection. Exhibited on the 5th of November 2011 at the Wellcome Collection.