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Yucatec Maya Film Project 1977

Catalog Data

Creator:
Smith, Hubert filmmaker (1938- )  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 150,000 feet sound color 16mm
Culture:
Mayas  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Mexico
Central America
Yucatán (Mexico : State)
Date:
1977
Notes:
Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work) - archival collection
Supplementary materials: audio tapes
Summary:
Full film record shot over a one-year period in the Yucatan Maya village of Chican (Mexico). Footage documents Mayan family life and agricultural practices with a focus on the relationship between traditional religion and the cultivation of corn. Social difficulties which arise from drought, family illness, and a government mandated "collective" orchard that goes against Maya cultural traditions are explored as is the pull of urban life upon a village family. The four-part film series, THE LIVING MAYA, which addresses issues of social change and modernization among the Maya, was produced from this project.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Agricultural crops  Search this
Religion  Search this
Health  Search this
Children  Search this
Villages  Search this
Sign language  Search this
Deafness  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1985.8.1
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218626