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Life in Mayan Guatemala After the End of the World: Return From the Promised Land

(3) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 2:28 PM

I am currently in Nahualá in the western highlands of Mayan Guatemala filming a documentary on the region, Unrecorded Spirits: Life in Mayan Guatemala. As I am still here working, I write to continue conveying the experience of life here. While walking down the street the other day...

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Oxlajuj Baktun: Ceremony and Ecstasy in the Center of the Mayan World.

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 12:41 PM

As I stepped out last night for the midnight ceremony I followed the chanting and beating of the drum. The people had taken over the town square, building a fire pit that sustained the dozens in the highland cold wind. The Elders were not of their age, and grander than...

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Oxlajuj Baktun: Observing the End of the Mayan Calendar in the Center of the Mayan World (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 9:54 PM

I am currently in Nahualá in the western highlands of Mayan Guatemala filming a documentary on the region, Unrecorded Spirits: Life in Mayan Guatemala. Nahualá is a 100-percent indigenous Mayan K'iché municipality, with a population of approximately 70,000 spread over 100 townships; the central "head town," where the...

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The Real Mayan End of the World (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 12:30 PM

I am currently in Nahualá in the western highlands of Mayan Guatemala filming a documentary on the region, Unrecorded Spirits: Life in Mayan Guatemala. Since 2005 I have worked on health research and intervention projects focused on alcohol abuse and domestic violence. I am making this film partly due to...

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Celebrating the Day of the Dead With the Maya of Guatemala (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 11:19 AM

Currently I'm in Nahualá in the Guatemalan Highlands, where I'm filming Unrecorded Spirits: Life in Mayan Guatemala, a documentary I'm working on. I've filmed most of the movie and am now anticipating the end of the Mayan calendar, which takes place Dec. 21. I began shooting on the Day of...

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