Explores the special objects and rituals of the annual Mexican celebration of All Souls Day, which is observed on the first day of November. The film examines the Mexican philosophy of death, and the ways in which the culture faces mortality. A rich variety of folk objects, created each year for the celebration, are shown in detail. The Mexican folk music that accompanies the film was composed and performed by Laurindo Almeida. San Francisco International Film Festival winner, 1958.