I watched Coco around the time it was released last year, and I am still shook. I didn't really have a frame of reference as to what the movie was about, and I was floored at how powerful the message about Egun or ancestors that was presented. The second time I watched it, I cried harder than I did the first time.
Before I even get started, let me say,
Ahem. If you have not watched Pixar's Coco, go watch it now.
Yes, this post will have spoilers and yes, it’s good. It's heart-warming, it's beautifully done, it's important. And it's on Netflix. Go watch Coco. Now.
Now that that's out the way.
I won't spend much talking about everything I love about this movie - from the intricacies of the accurate guitar fingering or the nod to the story of Orpheus. Rather, I want to focus on some of the important lessons about ancestral work that were reinforced in the movie Coco.
1) Healing Ancestral Trauma