Death, memorialisaiton and a Hollywood animate

Underneath this heart-warming story about growing up, family and self-hood, the film Coco (2017) takes us onto a refreshing yet, rich learning expedition to the Mexican funeral rites and memorialisation culture. The film’s narrative transits between the living and the deceased and the present and the past, which (re-)connects the material and the symbolic worlds: together, they co-constitute one’s sense of being and knowing.

Coco shows that death, funeral rites, memorialisation and cemetery have always been part of our social lives and cultural imaginaries and they continue to define the coreĀ  norms and values of any contemporary human society.

Coco (2017) Trailer

Coco (2017)


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