Mundo Maya Blog
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Travelers to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras in 2012 can expect a yearlong celebration of Maya culture, past and present—and Moon Maya 2012 author Joshua Berman is blogging about all of it.
- Maya 2012: A Round-up of Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras
- Reporting for National Geographic on Maya winter solstice in Belize
- Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America
- Feliz B'aktun! The New Dawn is Here: The First Sunrise in Caracol, Belize
- Maya Calendar 101: What Does “December 21, 2012” Really Mean?
- Gifts for Mayaphiles
- Books on the Maya: Suggested Reading for 2012
- Izapa Sunrise Story by Mary Jo McConahay
- Tranquilo Radio Tour 2012: Seven hours straight of talking about travel
- Tune in this Wednesday! Maya 2012 author Josh Berman on a radio show near you!
- End Maya-Aztec calendar confusion now!
- Q&A with Maya Experts on Satellite Imagery of Archaeological Sites
- Maya response to 'doomsday' 2012 stories
- Only a couple of rooms left for "The Great Return: Copan 2012" tour of a lifetime!
- 5 Questions about Traveling in the Mundo Maya for Rafael Garcia
"Mayan Renaissance" film screening in Arvada, Colorado
A new feature length documentary film, “Mayan Renaissance”, treats "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."
The film features Rigoberta Menchu Tum, 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Maya leader, and all of the images, voices, expert commentary, and music in the film "come directly from Central America, from the heart of the Mayan world."
There will be a special screening of "Mayan Renaissance" this Sunday in Arvada, Colorado, home of the PeaceJam Foundation which was instrumental in the film's production.
The film premiered last May at the United Nations during the "World Forum on Indigenous Issues" on May 16th. It will be shown this Sunday, July 1st, at 4:00 pm, in Olde Town Arvada at the Elks Lodge at 5700 Yukon Street, hosted by The Film Festival of Colorado. Director Dawn Engle and Executive Producer Ivan Suvanjieff will be there for a Q & A after the film. Tickets are only $8, see you there!