Disney-Pixar’s animated film, "Coco" that is ruling the box-office in Mexico, has touched the hearts of many as the movie delicately touches upon some of the current issues Latinos are facing under a Trump presidency in the United States.
The film's premiere drew its inspiration from one of the biggest festivals in Mexico, Dia de los Muertos.
Not only has the film received rave reviews from critics but has also raked in US$41.4 million after just three weeks of screening. The film which is an ode to Latino culture is by far the most successful animated film in Mexico's history.
Gael García Bernal, one of the stars of the film, dedicated the film to "all the children who have ancestors from Mexico and Latin America."
"In this moment, these kids are growing up with a lot of fear because the established narrative says that they come from families that come from rapists, murderers, and drug traffickers. We are such a complex and profound culture, and these kids need to be empowered to stand up and say that what is being said about them is a complete lie," Bernal said.
“That celebration is cause for celebration because sitting in the White House is a man who’s no friend of Latinos and one who has denigrated our culture, loosely labeled us as rapists and murderers, and that couldn’t be more far from the truth,” Benjamin Bratt, another of the film's stars told PEOPLE at the Los Angeles premiere of the film Wednesday night.
Coco is currently playing in Mexico and opens in US theaters on November 22.