Re-Weaving The Maya Identity

by Pasquini, Bianca

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of the documentary “Re-Weaving The Maya Identity” is to promote the anthropology collaboration between Progetto Continenti (Italian NGO) and the local Guatemalan organization Prodessa (Projecto de Desarrollo Santiago) in the preservation, recovery, and re-weaving of Maya culture. Their intervention in the remote rural area of Ixcan, situated in the Quichè region, focuses on the educational system, resulting in the founding of Maya University. In fact, a better education can give the Maya the possibility of claiming their needs and their rights at higher levels and to have a voice in Guatemalan public activities. Moreover, through the Maya University, people have access to information about their almost vanishing culture.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:maya video documentario etnography guatemala communication


Date of Publication:01/01/2004

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