“Living Altars” Presented at Cine+Mas – San Francisco Latino Film Festival

Sunday -
October
17,
2021

"Living Altars", Los Cenzontles Productions' visually stunning, eight-minute film presents artists Marie-Astrid Do-Rodriguez and Eli Reyes wearing their Día de los Muertos altars--Covid-19 era living installations, created with mixed folk arts media--while narrating stories of family, grief and consolation.

Do-Rodriguez and Reyes, folk arts teachers at Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy, could not create an in-person community altar in 2020 because of Covid-19 restrictions. So filmmakers Peggy Peralta and Lourdes Figueroa were invited to create a film to convey their creative process and stories of loss, gratitude and healing.

We hope you will head over to the SF Latino Film Festival website and check out this special film!

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