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Wonder: The love and inclusion of our ancestors and the idea of a supportive afterlife with spirit animals
Wellness: Being true to yourself and expressing who you truly are
Wisdom: The importance of communicating with our family and remembering our past
Gifted (2017) PG-13 | 1h 41min
“Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.” ~IMDB logline
This is a lovely movie about being true to yourself and honoring your family. The music is heartwarming and nostalgic. It gives us a glimpse of the wise and healthy view of death from the Mexican tradition and cultural perspective, including very imaginative and creative spirit animals.What a great way to talk about passing with our kids and a way to include our ancestors.
Loving the theme of Day of the Dead between this wonder and 2014's Book of Life! They make an enlightening double feature!
Sizzling Self-Esteem? Yes! Honoring your truth.
Spark Social? Yes, a family adventure that will have you wanting to celebrate Day of the Dead.
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