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Muerte Es Vida (Death Is Life) & Canyon Song

  • Hollywood Theatre 4122 Northeast Sandy Boulevard Portland, OR, 97212 United States (map)


Monarch butterflies have brought hope to people in the darkest of times of loss. In Mexico, when they arrive for the Day of the Dead, they are thought to be souls of the departed. MUERTE ES VIDA is a documentary about the connection between death and nature.


Within the walls of Canyon de Chelly, two sisters learn about their Navajo culture and history. Above the rim, they compete in pageants by singing songs in Navajo. This film illustrates efforts to define identities in both modern and traditional worlds, the movement to honor Navajo culture for generations to come and the inseparability of culture and place.

Earlier Event: October 21
Silent Running - shown in 35mm
Later Event: October 22
Saving Jamaica Bay