La Santa Muerta (Saint Death) Documentary

“Trailer for the documentary La Santa Muerte (Saint Death), directed and produced by Eva Aridjis, narrated by Gael García Bernal, distributed by Seventh Art Releasing. Film synopsis: In Mexico there is a cult that is rapidly growing- the cult of Saint Death. This female grim reaper, considered a saint by followers but Satanic by the Catholic Church, is worshiped by people whose lives are filled with danger and/or violence- criminals, gang members, transvestites, sick people, drug addicts, and families living in rough neighborhoods. “La Santa Muerte” examines the origins of the cult and takes us on a tour of the altars, jails, and neighborhoods in Mexico where the saint’s most devoted followers can be found.”

Whoa… the DVD was only officially released on October 7th, but quickly checking Amazon, I see the distributor’s already run out of stock! Hopefully they’ll have it back in, soon.

3 Responses to “La Santa Muerta (Saint Death) Documentary”

  1. Zoh Says:

    I had the opportunity to watch this a few months ago at a festival in New York and it was very, very good. Definitely worth it to get your hands on a copy.

  2. Eva Says:

    Hello. This DVD can be ordered directly from the filmmaker. Send inquiries to [email protected].

  3. Zach Says:

    Incredible. Thanks for posting it.

    This inspired me to write a piece of fast fiction about her:

    And according to Wikipedia, today is the unofficial holiday for Santa Muerte, so it seemed appropriate.