Somos de Hueso / We are Made of Bone

Created by Olivia Ebertz

Somos de Hueso is a documentary look at Mexican immigrant life and the fast-growing subculture that venerates the folk saint Santa Muerte (The Holy Dead). The film is a colorful celebration of this thriving transplant community in Queens, and a religion in which devotion takes the form of parties, late-night worship sessions and a reverence for death.

Olivia Ebertz is originally from St. Paul, Minnesota and took up documentary filmmaking as an excuse to learn other languages, travel the world and get rich quick. The first two bits are working out quite well for her so far.

Somos de Hueso / We are Made of Bone Trailer


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