In the Americas with David Yetman. Season 1, Episode 1, Day of the Dead [electronic resource] : a Mexican celebration / Daniel Duncan, cinematographer, editor, producer, director ; David Yetman, host, producer, writer.
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- United States : Espresso TV, 2012.
1 online resource (26 minutes)
- All Souls' Day.
Festivals -- Mexico.
Manners and customs.
Mexico -- Social life and customs.
- Ethnographic films.
- In English.
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- Ancient American civilizations from Peru to Mexico believed death is to be celebrated, not feared. Many Native American groups in pre-Conquest Mexico celebrated one day each year when their deceased ancestors would return to visit them — El Día de los Muertos. This ancient tradition has become the state of Oaxaca’s most important celebration. Parades, home altars, and gaily-decorated graves welcome back the dead. The custom has spread throughout Mexico and even to Los Angeles and Tucson. In Mexico City, November 2 is a National Holiday to celebrate this day.
- Title from resource description page (viewed July 20, 2017).
- Duncan, Daniel, director, producer, editor of moving image work.
Yetman, David, 1941- host, producer, screenwriter.
Alexander Street Press.
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