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Smithsonian Latino Center’s Virtual Museum brings Day of the Dead festivities alive to a wider audience

Smithsonian Latino Center’s Virtual Museum brings Day of the Dead festivities alive to a wider audience

LatinaLista — Wherever there is a sizable Mexican American population, chances are some in that community will be celebrating the first two days of November with a revered Mexican tradition known as Dia de los Muertos. Long a popular custom in Mexico to honor and remember loved ones who have died, Dia de los Muertos

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Viernes Video: Animated short captures the ‘spirit’ of Día de los Muertos

LatinaLista — There are some videos so well done visually and story-wise that they deserve to be watched again and again. Dia de los Muertos is one of those films. Previously featured on Latina Lista, the film, a senior thesis project of three students at the Ringling College of Art and Design, was awarded the


Video: A short “History of Horror” in film puts fear in perspective

LatinaLista — Horror films are a genre of film that can trace its popularity back to our ancestors as they gathered around a flickering campfire sharing stories to scare one another. However, the genre has evolved over time not only reflecting elements of the era in which it was written but humankind’s own evolution in


Intrn’l Video: São Paulo creates a stylish business for aluminum trash collectors

LatinaLista — One man’s trash is another man’s — furniture! In São Paulo, Brazil — a city with a population of almost 40 million people, like any big city, throws away a lot of trash. Yet, in São Paulo, aluminum is recycled in a new way that has launched a project dubbed Can City. Can


Video: Conquering inner demons is a matter of ‘drawing out’ emotions

LatinaLista — Emotions are the ‘life’ of us or the ‘death’ of us. They are the only things that take people to the heights of euphoria or to the depths of despair — and it’s natural. According to Emily Eldridge, emotions are “energy in motion” — both positive and negative. The positive emotions aren’t worrisome


Video: Today’s growing grassroots movements — One historian’s perspective

LatinaLista — “History happens when people realize that change is possible” ~ Peter Dreier. Peter Dreier is a historian and author of The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame. Dreier has dedicated his career to examining the grassroots movements of history and their impact on America’s democracy. In