This film presented the insight of a piñatero, or a piñata maker. The narrator never had a formal interview, but an amass of shots that focused on either the makers painting piñatas, kids carrying the piñatas, or destroying them. The film reels in the audience’s connection with the piñatas and the piñata makers as we follow drying bare wrapped piñatas through the process of being painted and assigned characters. This almost personifies the piñatas.
The narrator then goes on to describe the attachment their customers grow to their piñatas due to their craftsmanship or even because the specific character being one’s hero. Why would someone want to destroy their hero? Another side to the appreciation comes with the destruction of the piñatas, the fulfillment of their creation. The piñateros are indifferent to the piñatas fate, yet understand both perspectives. Ultimately, the fate of the piñatas lies with their purchasers, but the families who have learned the techniques and skill for such handiwork take pride and joy in their work providing delight and sparking appreciation for those who take interest.