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Days of the dead : a living tradition

Author: Joanna Michna; Thomas Wartmann; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Publisher: Princton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With the arrival of the conquistadors, many ancient Mesoamerican rituals were absorbed into Christian holidays. This program examines a collection of sacred, social, and artistic traditions the survived European assimilation and now compose one of Mexico's most important annual festivals."--Container.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Michna; Thomas Wartmann; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 278989234
Credits: Cinematographer, Dieter Sturmer; editor, Manuela Rempf.
Performer(s): Narrator, David Creedon.
Description: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: written and directed by Joanna Michna and Thomas Wartmann ; a co-production of Filmquadrat and SWR in cooperation with ARTE.

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"With the arrival of the conquistadors, many ancient Mesoamerican rituals were absorbed into Christian holidays. This program examines a collection of sacred, social, and artistic traditions the survived European assimilation and now compose one of Mexico's most important annual festivals."--Container.

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Days of the Dead: A Living Tradition

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Purépecha is a pre-Colombian end-of-harvest veneration of the deceased and cult of Saint, or Holy, Death that is celebrated in Mexico every year. In Michoacán, death is an omnipresent aspect of everyday life: Calaveras, papier-mâché statues of clothed skeletons engaged in everyday activities, are...
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