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A Documentary on Day of the Dead
South Broadway Cultural Center is proud to present “La Festividad de los Muertos-Lanii Xtee Tugul”, a documentary on Day of the Dead.
South Broadway Cultural Center begins a month-long celebration of Día de Los Muertos with the screening of the documentary film, La Festividad de los Muertos-Lanii Xtee Tugul. The first screening will be on Sunday, November 3rd at Noon, followed by viewing the Día de los Muertos altars exhibited in the Gallery and refreshments to celebrate the event, which is co-sponsored by the Mexican Consulate of Albuquerque.
The film will be shown again on Thursday, November 7th at 7 p.m. and will include a talk by Armando Espinosa Prieto, Project Director, and Craig Johnson, Assistant Director, of Metamorfosis Documentación Project (MDP), which created the film.
La Festividad de los Muertos-Lanii Xtee Tugul presents the Feast of the Faithfully Departed in the Zapotec community of Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico.
The documentary investigates how this ritual to celebrate the dead—the preparations for the celebration, the altars, and the sharing with the dead—strengthens family and spiritual kinship ties, creating a network of relationships that person-by- person extends throughout the community.
This film highlights the cultural legacy of the ancient Zapotecs. Family and community are regenerated in this ritual of cultural coherence that features a generous sharing of abundance, evoking a feeling of belonging and well-being.