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Altars: A Cross-Cultural Day of the Dead focuses on embracing the tradition and spirit of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) to create a cross-cultural tradition that can benefit and elevate the voices of American communities.

As an African American who has participated in Day of the Dead, I know how this tradition can provide my community with the platform to proactively celebrate black life, remember black history, and strengthen our community, while also allowing us to build bridges with our Mexican, Latino, and indigenous neighbors.

Altars: A Cross-Cultural Day of the Dead will document the creation of this transformational multicultural celebration.

We will film throughout 2019, and culminate in the creation of inclusive cross-cultural altars for Día de los Muertos 2019. The finished film will be released in the Fall of 2020 prior to Day of the Dead.

Altars is written, directed and produced by Barrett Holmes Pitner and Lukasa Studios.