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Breaking the Maya code [videorecording]

Night Fire Films in association with Arte France presents ; written and directed by David Lebrun ; produced by Rosey Guthrie, David Lebrun.
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
The story of the 200-year struggle to unlock the secrets of the Mayan hieroglyphs. This detective story is filled with false leads, rivalries and colliding personalities. It takes us around the world in an effort to reveal the hieroglyphs' secrets.
Director
David Lebrun
Performer(s)
Narrator, C.C.H. Pounder.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
116 min.
Language
In English.
Notes
Based on the book : Breaking the Maya code / by Michael D. Coe.
Originally produced as a documentary in 2008.
Special features: "Production slide show" stills gallery; "Resources" bibliography; filmmaker biography.
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Contents
  • The shapes in the stones
  • The dawn of decipherment
  • The patterns of history
  • The sound of the signs
  • A meeting of minds
  • The flood
  • The Maya world
  • The persistence of the scribes
Credits
Cinematography, Amy Halpern, Steven Kline ; graphic design and animation, Charles Owens ; editors, Eric Marin, Faith Radle, David Lebrun ; music, Yuval Ron.
Published
[New York, N.Y.] :First Run Features,2008.
Publisher no.
FRF 913423D First Run Features
Description
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. DVD ; NTSC ; 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
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