The Resource The Lacandon Maya, directed by Hilary Pryor

The Lacandon Maya, directed by Hilary Pryor

Label
The Lacandon Maya
Title
The Lacandon Maya
Statement of responsibility
directed by Hilary Pryor
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Interweaving past and present and combining fabulous archival film and photographs with current documentary footage, The Lacandon Maya tells the story of an isolated community catapulted into civilization within the space of one generation. In 1960 Collin Hanney, an explorer, discovered an isolated group of Mayan Indians who 400 years earlier had fled into the Mexican jungle to escape the Spanish invasion. His discovery thrust the Indians into the modern world. Now Hanney s widow returns to the group to see how they have fared and to show them the photos and films Hanney shot when he first encountered them. The film combines the widow s pilgrimage with the story of one of the sons of a Mayan wise man encountered by Hanney, who pays homage to his father. We learn how the tribe has struggled to keep their culture and language alive, and how they are combating the exploitation of their raw materials and the influx of outsiders. Besides these challenges there is also the effect of access to education and technology on the younger generation. The film provides insight into the history and mythology of the Lacandon, whose stories even foretold the impact of the destruction of the rain forest on the whole world. It eloquently captures the conflicting values of ancient civilizations and the modern world
Member of
Cataloging source
ALSTP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
LC call number
F1221.L2
LC item number
L33 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pryor, Hilary
  • May Street Group
Runtime
47
Series statement
Ethnographic video online
Series volume
volume 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hanney, Collin
  • Anthropology
  • Lacandon Indians
  • Chiapas (Mexico)
  • Anthropology
  • Lacandon Indians
  • Mexico
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Lacandon Maya, directed by Hilary Pryor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (47 min.)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)747797371
  • (OCoLC)ocn747797371
Video recording format
other
Label
The Lacandon Maya, directed by Hilary Pryor
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (47 min.)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)747797371
  • (OCoLC)ocn747797371
Video recording format
other

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