Dia de los Muertos set to Girls

I thought it was really lame how there were more white people with cameras than actual participants at this year’s Dia de los Muertos celebration, but this video kinda makes up for it.

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20 Comments on “Dia de los Muertos set to Girls”

  1. lovebug35 Says:

    Is Dia de los Muertos a spanish version for Halloween?

  2. 24steel Says:

    it’s always been Whitey dressed up while the Mexicans roll their eyes…pathetic…I stay far away from that cultural rape/embarrassment.

  3. Noesmachosolementeunboracho Says:

    this is lame.

  4. Mission Mistaken Says:

    Really? I thought it was kind of sweet, and nicely done, too. The Mission is (and always was) for everyone.

    • I agree, I have been attending this for years and it always has such a sweet vibe. It has gotten larger with more people standing on the sidelines, but that hasn’t ruined it for me.

  5. Mission Mistaken Says:

    Oh, and 24steel, Mexicansin my experience aren’t big eye rollers. That’s reserved for stuck up suburban kids.

  6. […] over at MissionMission points us to this melancholy yet joyful edit of Dia de los Muertos footage scored with "Hellhole […]

  7. ole Says:

    Hmmm. Don’t feel this particular song was the best choice for this bit of footage.

  8. documentdocument Says:

    Thanks a bunch! you have no idea how stoked I am!

  9. Milton Burl Says:

    oh god…I just watched that…very well edited, but so lame….cringe. My people suck.

  10. Jon z Says:

    i was whitey on the sidelines last year, that makes me better than this year’s sideline whitey right?

  11. one Says:

    argh…so clueless.

    next year, let’s meet up a dia de los burning hombre, shall we?

  12. Duncan Says:

    Iím not trying to embarrass you, but do you have any embarrassing guilty pleasures?

  13. […] This video of Dia de los Muertos happening in the streets of San Francisco’s Mission district, posted by YouTube user documentdocument, is an otherworldly creation. To me, it embodies so many wonderful things about the art and craft of life and death. The participants of the event are an almost overwhelming subject. The face paint transforms the living into the dead, masks identity, and unifies the crowd. The costumes range from quite simple to overly elaborate, and the candles, props, and dance all complete the atmosphere. The film itself is a spectacular piece of storytelling. Splicing in bridges and tunnels seems like the perfect metaphor for crossing over after death. The impact of this piece is made even more poignant by the way that the musicians and dancers in the parade are visually rendered silent with the musical overlay. We can see the drummer playing, see the horns pass through, watch the accordian bellows open and close, but we can’t ever hear a single one of their notes. This helps the film replicate how the memories of the dead can flash in our minds, but never really be heard again. [via Mission Mission] […]

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