The Book of Life - How true IS this movie? A Post-Viewing Reading Activity

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The Book of Life – Just how true IS this movie???

This activity is designed to be a follow-up to the movie "The Book of Life." Students work in groups to read a short text (in English) about certain aspects of the movie, and reflect on how these aspects were portrayed.

Topics Included in the Reading Assignments:

1. El Día de los Muertos
2. Santa Muerte y Xibalba
3. Calaveras
4. Corrida de Toros
5. Flor de los Muertos
6. Ofrendas


In the Mexican town of San Angel, Manolo, María, and Joaquín have been friends ever since childhood. Although their lives have taken different paths, one thing remains the same: Manolo and Joaquín both want to marry María. However, the three of them have no idea that a high-stakes bet on the love triangle's outcome is happening in the background by two powerful spirits. The movie incorporates brilliant displays of Mexican folklore, art, and culture throughout.
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1 hour

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The Book of Life - How true IS this movie? A Post-Viewing
The Book of Life - How true IS this movie? A Post-Viewing
The Book of Life - How true IS this movie? A Post-Viewing
The Book of Life - How true IS this movie? A Post-Viewing
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