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Ixcanul =: Volcán

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"A dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Mayans living on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. A ... fusion of fact and fable, this ... film is an immersive journey into its characters' customs and beliefs, chronicling with unblinking realism disappearing traditions and a disappearing people"--Container.
BookDVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Winds of Memory

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Documentary on the political situation in Guatemala, focused on the indigenous people of Santiago Atitlán. The conflict between the Guerrilla's movement of the Americas and the National Liberation Movement in Guatemala, from the massacre of the "pacification campaign" action of 1981 to the apparent peaceful situation of the present.
DVD
2011; 1992
Clemons (Stacks)
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Brujo

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Documentary featuring brujos, or shamans, in curing ceremonies. The film is divided into three sequences. The first is filmed in Guatemala, and shows a shaman curing a woman on whom a spell has been cast. The second sequence is filmed in Mexico and focuses on a Mazatec shaman. The third section, also filmed in Mexico, shows a conversation with a shaman and his attempt to cure the filmmaker, Claudine Viallon, of a migraine.
DVD
2007; 1978
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tajimoltik: Five Days Without Name = Cinq Jours Sans Nom

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Depicts the celebration of a special part of the ancient Tzotzil calendar known as "the days without name," which coincides with Holy Week. Shows the combined elements from Spanish Catholicism and traditional Tzotzil rituals. Reflections on the meaning of the colorful events are offered by the French priest Michel Chanteau.
DVD
2007; 1978
Clemons (Stacks)
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El Norte: The North

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El norte: Enrique and Rosa are brother and sister Mayan Indian peasants, living in the mountains of Guatemala. When the village attempts to organize for better treatment, Enrique and Rosa are forced to flee as the Guatemalan army is sent in to punish the townspeople. Receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant, they make their way to Los Angeles, hoping to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants.; The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: depicts the life of a fictional poet caught in a civil war and jailed, but then set free on the condition he leaves his country and never returns.
DVD
2008; 1983
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Living Maya

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Chronicles the everyday life of a present-day Mayan family as it tries to cope with modern society. Shows the stresses induced by the fact that farming is no longer the only male occupation available. Includes traditional rituals and actual conversations.
VHS
1999; 1982
Ivy (By Request)