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Between Light and Shadow: Maya Women in Transition
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directed by John McKay, 1965- and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, fl. 1993-1997; produced by Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, fl. 1993-1997, Dakota Productions (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1997), 27 mins
This vibrant, wide-ranging documentary examines the impact on contemporary Maya culture of changes in the lives and expectations of Maya women in Guatemala. Traditionally, weaving and textiles have played a central role in the lives of Maya women. Today, however, Maya women are expanding their vision of their iden...
directed by John McKay, 1965- and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, fl. 1993-1997; produced by Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, fl. 1993-1997, Dakota Productions (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1997), 27 mins
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People of the World, People of the Forest
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directed by Jean François Bordier, fl. 2007, in People of the World (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2010), 25 mins
This collection takes us all around the world to meet people who have developed different and specific ways of life by adapting to their environment. They are aware of the economic interest of their land, and they manage to benefit from it. From Bolivia to India or Lapland, discover how miners, rickshaw pullers, g...
directed by Jean François Bordier, fl. 2007, in People of the World (Paris, Ile-de-France: ZED (Film production), 2010), 25 mins
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Popol Vuh
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written by Ana María Pavez, fl. 2006; directed by Ana María Pavez, fl. 2006; produced by Ana María Pavez, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 12 mins
This animated short from Guatemala tells the tale of creation based on "Popul Vuh: the Ancient Stories of the Quiché," written by the indigenous Maya Quiché people after the Spanish Conquest. The vibrant illustrations are taken from Mayan codices, paintings found on vessels, and stones carved with scenes fro...
written by Ana María Pavez, fl. 2006; directed by Ana María Pavez, fl. 2006; produced by Ana María Pavez, fl. 2006 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2006), 12 mins
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Rub'el Kurus
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directed by Carlos Flores, fl. 1997; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 1997), 47 mins
During the 1980s the Guatemalan army launched ruthless counter-insurgency campaigns against indigenous communities, killing or displacing thousands. Based on a collaboration with an indigenous filmmakers, this film documents the struggle of a group of Maya-Q'eqchi' villages to reconstruct their communities and co...
directed by Carlos Flores, fl. 1997; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 1997), 47 mins
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Archaeological Findings in Peten Lowlands of Guatemala
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produced by University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. University Museum; in Tikal (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 2 mins
In this segment we see the excavation of bones and the collection of potsherds.
produced by University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. University Museum; in Tikal (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER)), 2 mins
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Daughters of Ixchel: Maya Thread of Change
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directed by John McKay, 1965- and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, fl. 1993-1997; produced by Dakota Productions (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1993), 30 mins
Guatemalan Maya women are highly skilled weavers. Their textiles, created using the backstrap loom, are known worldwide for their excellent workmanship and design. Their weaving skills have been passed down from mother to daughter since ancient times. Not only are the designs and colors of the Maya textiles attrac...
directed by John McKay, 1965- and Kathryn Lipke Vigesaa, fl. 1993-1997; produced by Dakota Productions (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 1993), 30 mins
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Disappearing World, Cakchiquel Maya of San Antonio Palopó
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directed by Bruce MacDonald, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute), 55 mins
The documentary shows, how Cakchiquel Maya of a village on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, adapted to recent changes. It emerges, that the lake has become a favoured spot for holiday homes, and that the village has been subject to streams of tourists in the last decades. The filmmakers while they are officially welcome...
directed by Bruce MacDonald, in Disappearing World (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute), 55 mins
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Discovering Dominga
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directed by Patricia Flynn, fl. 2002; produced by Patricia Flynn, fl. 2002, Jaguar House Films (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2002), 57 mins
This unforgettably dramatic and powerful documentary relates the extraordinary story of a young Iowa housewife who discovers she is a survivor of one of the most horrific massacres in Guatemalan history, committed in 1982 against Maya Indian villagers who resisted a dam project funded by the World Bank. The film f...
directed by Patricia Flynn, fl. 2002; produced by Patricia Flynn, fl. 2002, Jaguar House Films (Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Media, 2002), 57 mins
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In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 2, Episode 4, Two Millennia of Mayas: Guatemala’s Cultural Legacy
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directed by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012; produced by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012 and David Yetman, 1941-, Espresso TV, in In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 2, Episode 4 (United States: Espresso TV, 2014), 25 mins
Archaeologists have only recently begun to restore the important Maya city of Ceibal, situated along the Passion River deep in the Petén forest of Guatemala. We travel to the site with scientists directing the latest excavations and visit the homes of the Maya workers who are restoring the site.
directed by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012; produced by Daniel Duncan, fl. 2010-2012 and David Yetman, 1941-, Espresso TV, in In the Americas with David Yetman, Season 2, Episode 4 (United States: Espresso TV, 2014), 25 mins
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Long Time No See
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directed by Johannes Sjøberg, fl. 2006; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2001), 33 mins
In 1992, the film-maker worked at an orphanage in Guatemala. Nine years later he returns to find out what has happened to the children that he once looked after. A personal testimony, the film faces up to some painful truths about the work of foreign volunteers.
directed by Johannes Sjøberg, fl. 2006; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2001), 33 mins
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