Celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd, Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) honors the deceased. This video, made by Charles and Ray Eames in 1957, looks at the philosophy and origins of the Mexican holiday, presenting the folk objects and rituals associated with the celebration. Watch the short film above to learn more.
Sponsored By: Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Music: Composed and performed by Laurindo Almeida
Narrator: Edgar Kaufmann Jr.
Running time: 15 minutes