Recently, the incredibly talented filmmakers and Latino cast members behind Disney-Pixar’s COCO were assembled at the Los Angeles press conference.

Everybody shared their excitement for the animated film, centered on the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos. But, probably the most moving and powerful words came courtesy of Gael García Bernal, who plays the energetic Héctor.

“If I had to do a very personal dedication, it’s for the Latino kids growing in United States. In the official narrative, it has been said that their parents, or grandparents, are rapists or murderers. These kids are being born in a moment of huge, complete fear. They have to fight against the lie. This film, among many other forms of expression, it’s going to give kids a way to feel confident about where they, their parents, and grandparents, come from. To know that they come from a very sophisticated culture. To know that they will always have the possibility to access that hive, that ‘colmena’ of life. To let them to come up with new answers, that us humanity needs right now.”

After have seeing the film, we cannot agree more with Bernal. Every Latino kid in the US must experience it!

The film, co-directed by Lee Unkrich, and Adrian Molina, also stars the voice talents of Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, and Anthony Gonzalez, and more.

COCO is now playing in theaters nationwide.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.