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Sunday, October 20 • 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth

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Frauke Sandig and Eric Black

2011 | 98 minutes | Germany, Guatemala, Mexico

New York Premiere | Directors in Attendance

How do the Maya of today feel about their ancestors’ conviction that the world would end in the year 5125 (2012 by our calendar) and a new cycle would arise? What can their worldview tell us about our global society where corporations go to the ends of the Earth to extract all resources and value? This thoughtful and provocative film follows six young Maya in Guatemala and Chiapas through their daily lives, forgoing narration to allow them to put forth their indigenous perspective in their own words. The stories that emerge over the course of years of filming all interweave the beauty and fragility of nature and the creation myth of the Popol Vuh with various aspects of today’s industrialized and hyper-connected world in crisis. The ruins of ancient Mayan civilization, often in the background, provide a reminder of our own possible fate.

Co-presented by Cinema Tropical

Sunday October 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:45pm
People Center

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