'Coco' Film and Discussion

Visually stunning and emotionally gripping, the animated film "Coco," inspired by Dia de los Muertos, explores the intersections of family, culture, life, and even death. A celebration and commodification of Mexico’s rich cultural traditions, "Coco" invites viewers to share in the wonder and meaning of the holiday. This film also enables viewers to better understand and address pressing issues affecting Arizona and the nation, including immigration and recent government actions that simultaneously disarm and provoke.

About the film:

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets the charming Hector, and together, they set off on a journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=xlnPHQ3TLX8


Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
Fri., Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m.
Health North, room 110
Downtown Phoenix campus

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