DEATH IS LIFE

MUERTE ES VIDA

By Ali ALVAREZ

MARIPOSA PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2015

Monarch butterflies have brought hope
to people at the darkest times of loss.
In Mexico, when they arrive for Day of the Dead, they are thought to be souls of the departed. Coincidence?

Festivals
& Awards

Warsaw FF 2016
Free Spirit Competition
International Wildlife Film Festival 2016
Best Human Wildlife Interaction
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2016
Habitat
Asolo Art Film Festival 2016
Portland EcoFilm Festival 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, USA, MEXICO
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 68 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ali ALVAREZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Ali ALVAREZ (Mariposa Productions), Richard STEWART
    • Synopsis
    • MUERTE ES VIDA is a meditation on death as a part of nature. The film captures a bold and colourful look at Mexico ­ both the natural world and the vibrant culture ­ creating an atmospheric exploration of the relationship between the mystical journey of the Monarch butterfly, the deaths of individual people and the celebration of the Day of the Dead. It suggests a symbolic, rich, and inexplicable bond between man and nature.
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