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"Mayan Renaissance" is a feature length film which documents the glory of the ancient Maya civilization, the Spanish conquest
in 1519, five hundred years of oppression, and the courageous fight of the Maya to reclaim their
voice and determine their own future, in Guatemala and throughout Central America. This elegant, beautiful, and thought
provoking film will share their vision for the future, their call for a long-foretold renaissance of Maya
culture and wisdom, and their 100 year plan to lead humanity forward, from the year 2012 on. The film stars 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Maya leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum. All of the
images, voices, expert commentary and music in the film come directly
from Central America, from the heart of the Mayan world.
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I actually loved this movie so much I shared it with my church. We do mission trips to Guatemala every summer. We screened it at our church and had all of the young people that have gone or are interested in going to Guatemala watched it. Those that had never been were more impassioned to go than ever before, and those who had already been kept saying how much they learned and how this movie challenged some of the beliefs that they had held about Mayan culture.
A really great documentary and I can't wait to see the other ones that the PeaceJam foundation will be putting out over the years! You've got a fan in me!
I have learnt in history that one of the fascinating things about them is their extraordinary skill to establish a great civilization in a tropical rainforest climate unlike other civilizations where ancient people had flourished in drier climates. This thought provoking and comprehensive film shares Mayans vision for their future as well as their 100-year plan to lead civilization forward from 2012 on. The entire mood of the film can be understood in a very easy manner. The movie also covers the birth of the Mayan led political party in Guatemala. This film surely can help those interested in understanding the Mayan culture on a deeper level.
It definitely is a must see movie as it would surely challenge some of the beliefs possessed about Mayan culture before watching this documentary. I am looking forward to see the other movies that the PeaceJam foundation will be coming up with!
I would recommend this video for those wanting to understand the Mayan culture on a deeper level; this is definitely the documentary to chose. It presents almost the same information as "Cracking the Maya Code", but a much more comprehensive, detailed study.