Locals Surprise Immigrant Caravan with Outdoor Screening of Disney’s Coco on the Day of the Dead

PEOPLE.com | 11/2/2018 | Staff
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A viewing of the uplifting animated film Coco in the middle of a long, grueling journey was surely music to these travelers’ ears.

On Tuesday night, one of the migrant caravans moving through Mexico toward the U.S. border, with participants looking for safety and a more prosperous life, stopped in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Locals greeted the weary travelers with a special surprise, according to a tweet by photojournalist Nick Oza.

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The municipal government run by Juchitán de Zaragoza reportedly organized the event, which included an outdoor screening of the Disney hit Coco and a fresh meal. According to journalist Alison Driver, the inflatable screen showing the film was powered with solar energy.

The gathering took place on Tuesday night, right before Mexican holiday Day of the Dead began.

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Coco is a celebration of the Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday where family and friends gather to honor their deceased loved ones. The Pixar flick tells the story of a 12-year-old boy, Miguel, who enters the Land of the Dead by accident and seeks help from his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to find his way back home to the living.

As of this week, thousands of migrants from Honduras were still continuing their march through Mexico and still hundreds of miles away from the U.S....
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