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Using kites to connect to the dead

The varieties of religious experience know almost no bounds––humans have a nearly infinite variety of religious expression, in other words. This video is a perfect example of the diversity of religious experience. In Sumpango, Guatemala, townspeople celebrate the Day of the Dead with these huge, beautiful kites. This video tells the story of the nearly three-hundred-year-old tradition. Townspeople believe that the hum of the kites is the spirits communicating with the living.

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