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The History Of Mama Coco

This is the opening scene for Pixar’s 2017 movie Coco. In this scene, Miguel, the main character, introduces the audience to his family, their history and their home. The movie made over $800 million and was critically acclaimed – including winning Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards. In particular, it was praised for being an accurate representation of Mexican culture. 


How does this clip portray Mexico and Mexican culture?

The movie is produced for children/families, what role does the intended audience have on the portrayal of Mexico and Mexican culture in the clip we see? 

Arguably, we see some stereotypes about Mexico and Mexican culture in this clip, are those stereotypes harmful?

Can you think of other examples where your culture, or another part of your identity, has been represented well?

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