Regnum Mortis

17 11 2008

Conclusion: A Morning at the Movies, Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love Santa Muerte

Weekdays for me can be a little hectic now. So if I need to catch up on some activities that I’d like to do during the week, I have to do it on Saturday morning. Most of the blog entries for the week are written in one or two sittings on the weekend. This time, however, I wanted to watch my new DVD on the cult of Santa Muerte. A very well-made production narrated by Gael Garcia Bernal, I can honestly tell you that if you watch the trailer above, that is pretty much all you need to know about the movie. Its one main weakness is that it focuses only on the cult to Saint Death as manifested in the Tepito neighborhood of Mexico City. While one realizes that the Mexican film crew would have liked to expand its geographical range but couldn’t due to lack of funds, they nevertheless do a good job with what they have. It was a real eye-opener for me in many ways.

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