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About The Living Maya

The Living Maya exists so that the indigenous Mopan and Q´eqchi´ Maya of Southern Belize can share the spirit of their culture. It documents their traditional ways as well as the changes that have occurred overtime.

The voice of the documentary is Mayan. Contributors included village elders and other leaders of the Mayan culture. Villagers of all ages shared life stories, offered insight into their cultural history, and made available a comprehensive and accurate glimpse of traditional daily living practices.

The Living Maya addresses indigenous life issues including:

Mayan families and communities

traditional celebrations and cultural expressions

the Maya's relationship with their environment

folklore and life stories of village elders-keepers of the Maya culture

historical events and socioeconomic conditions that have an impact on today's Maya

One Human Race Documentary Timeframe Maya Participation Documentary Resources Project Protocal
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