Automotive Deals HPCC Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Songs of Summer Fire TV Stick Sun Care Handmade school supplies Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer showtimemulti showtimemulti showtimemulti  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors All-New Kindle Oasis AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Water Sports STEM

Day of the Dead 2006

NR
2.5 out of 5 stars (11) IMDb 5.8/10

Celebrate Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos) through the eyes of dancers, artists and historians passionate about the most revered Hispanic holiday in the world. Discover the vibrancy of several contemporary Day of the Dead celebrations in Southern California, including live concert footage of the Latin group Quetzal. Explore the colorful customs, meaning and artistic and cultural significance of this holiday that honors loved ones who have passed on, and discover how this traditional expression of love and respect for the dead is the ultimate celebration of life.

Starring:
Edgar Kaufmann Jr., Alma Usher
Runtime:
1 hour, 30 minutes

Available to watch on supported devices.

When renting, you have 30 days to start watching this video, and 7 days to finish once started.

Rent Movie SD $2.99
Buy Movie SD $9.99
By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Additional taxes may apply.

Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Starring Edgar Kaufmann Jr., Alma Usher
Studio Egami Media
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

Other Formats

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By K. Stinson on October 24, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If your students are anything like mine they will be bored through at least 80% of this documentary. It could have been a lot better. Although, it does have a lot of good information, the way it is presented is lacking.Many people are talking about what this celebration means to them but it is just talk and by far not enough examples. Examples that could be presented better only get a few seconds in the spot light then it switches to someone talking infront of a wall or simple back ground. They should have had the people talking present their altar, art work, dance and more of the meaning behind it. Teachers look for something better.
1 Comment 25 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I liked the video and used it in Spanish I level. Most of my students are non-native speakers so they got the whole version in English. They also got to see that this holiday is not just celebrated in Mexico, but here in Southern CA as well. However, I found the video too repetitive. The interviewees kept on saying the same thing over and over about the holiday. Therefore, if you use it in the classroom, I would either skip certain parts or just have them watch only about 20 to 30 minutes of it.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought this DVD to show to my Spanish classes during our fiesta del Dia de los Muertos. However, the video was not as informative as I would have liked. There are a lot of traditions that could have been shown and explained in more detail to make this video better instead of focusing on individual testimonials. Also, they could have taken this video into the heart of Mexico to gather more footage instead of Southern California, but instead they created a film that in some way lacks true authenticity and depth. In addition, there were times when I thought they put way too much emphasis on the performance of a certain band. Watching them on stage seemed to be a major filler for dead time in this video in lieu of thoroughly exploring the history, traditions, and celebration of this Spanish holiday. I would NOT recommend this video if you want a well-rounded explanation for students.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I showed this DVD every fall to my high school art students as an introduction to "El dia de los Muertos" before starting the Days of the Dead art projects. The Spanish Language teacher borrowed it to show her students and then also purchased it. It depicts the culture practices and origins of this important holiday that honors ancestors.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I was looking for materials to help teach my young children about Day of the Dead. Skimming the reviews about bored students, I was hoping that this was the same video that I had to watch in High School. IT IS NOT! It is mostly about the new (filmed 2003-05) emerging movement to celebrate the Day of the Dead in Southern California. All of it is contemporary...mostly following modern artists, a folk dance group, and a contemporary band called Quetzal. This was not the desciption of traditional practices that I was looking for. I gave it an extra star because my kids thought the costumes the dancers wore and the different instruments the band used were cool. Otherwise, I suggest you read the other reviews more carefully than I did and pass on this video if you are looking for a serious educational video on Dia de los Muertos.

The most I got out of this video for my kids was easy project ideas when they showcased a California library that was trying to increase awareness of Mexican culture.

PS. If you ARE a fan of the band Quetzal, then this IS the video for you. Their music was pretty cool. If the video was named "Quetzal" and described as a following of them, I would have given a higher review. However, I obviously got the wrong impression of what I was buying.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Amazon Video Verified Purchase
I guess my opinion is different. I ordered this video for educational purposed, I teach Day of the Dead every year to my art students. I thought the video was really good...images and nice music. My students and I enjoyed it and they learned from the video. I would recommend it to any educator to show to elementary and above students.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse