We went to see Disney’s animated movie Coco (2017)* in a local arts theater here. The movie revolves around a Mexican boy Miguel, and the annual Day of the Dead/ Día de Muertos celebration. Before the movie started, Mazatlán resident Laura Medina explained the Day of the Dead to us. ‘Life and death is a duality, and cannot be completely separated’. Day of the Dead is about gatherings of family and friends, to pray for, and remember, friends and family who have died – and help support their spiritual journey.
*To quote IMDb: a touching, massively heartwarming story of the strongest familial variety.