The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the director, Pável Valenzuela Arámburo, and the producer, José Manuel Valenzuela Arce, who is a professor at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte.
Devotees of “la Santa Muerte” have grown increasingly conspicuous on both sides of the border in recent years. This documentary explores both the mysticism and the controversy that surround the cult figure of the Holy Death. 63 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley.