Guatemala

Guatemala

Day Of National Unity

Streaming Video - 2004
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In the series, My Americas, Mexican American hosts Roberto Alcaraz and Leticia V©Łsquez travel into the rich cultural and spiritual life of Latin America in search of their heritage. Maya communities in Guatemala's Pet©♭n region have chosen October 12th as a Day of National Unity to promote healing and indigenous rights after the civil war. In this program, Roberto meets a Maya Catholic priest and visits a local radio station founded that broadcasts in three Maya languages. He meets a women's sewing cooperative and learns the importance of their traditional dress and the prejudice they experience when wearing it. Along the Guatemala-Mexico border, he finds a cooperative community threatened by plans to dam the Usumacinta River. In Tikal, he joins a ritual that symbolizes Maya cultural preservation efforts.
Publisher: ©2004
New York, N.Y. :, distributed by Films Media Group,, 2015
[Place of publication not identified] :, Odyssey Networks (Firm),, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (26 min., 20 sec.)) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: Day of National Unity

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