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Title Out of the Maya tombs [videorecording] / Night Fire Films presents ; writer, director, editor, David Lebrun ; producer, Rosey Guthrie.

Publication Info. Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    MAYA OMT    DUE 11-12-21
Edition Educational edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (96, 54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. burning rda
Description digital optical rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video all regions rda
Documentary films lcgft
System Details DVD, all regions.
Note This is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Language In English and Spanish with English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Performer Narrator, David Lebrun.
Credits Cinematography, David Lebrun, Amy Halpern ; music, Miroslav Tadić, Yuval Ron.
Note Originally released in 2014 as a feature-length documentary film entitled: Dance of the Maize God.
Includes feature-length (96 min.) and abridged (54 min.) versions.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary Over the past 50 years, thousands of exquisitely painted Maya vases, almost all looted from royal tombs, have flooded into the world's public and private collections. These amazing works of art, filled with humor and mystery, have opened an extraordinary window on the Maya past. But the race to unearth these treasures has destroyed ancient temples and palaces, culminating in the takeover of entire ancient cities by looter armies. Out of the Maya Tombs enters the world of the vases to explore the royal life and rich mythology of the Maya, as well as the tangled issues involved in the collection and study of Maya art. The story is told by villagers, looters, archaeologists, scholars, dealers and curators. For each, these vases have a radically different value and meaning. On a purely sensual level, Out of the Maya Tombs celebrates the artistry of these vases. It uses visual fascination as the doorway to intellectual and emotional engagement. Dramatic re-enactments and animated graphics created from ancient artwork bring Maya history and culture to life.
Note Extra features (disc 2): The explorer (4 min.) ; The chicleros (4 min.) ; The archaeologists (7 min.) ; The smuggler (7 min.) ; The dealer (3 min.) ; The collectors (5 min.) ; The curator (8 min.) ; The guardians (5 min.) ; The 36 glyph mask (5 min.).
Subject Maya pottery -- Guatemala -- Petén (Department)
Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.
Petén (Guatemala : Department) -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Educational films.
Added Author Lebrun, David, 1944- screenwriter, film director, editor of moving image work, director of photography, narrator.
Guthrie, Rosey, film producer.
Halpern, Amy C., director of photography.
Tadic, Miroslav, composer (expression)
Ron, Yuval (Composer), composer (expression)
Night Fire Films, presenter, production company.
Documentary Educational Resources (Firm), publisher.
Note Also known as: Dance of the Maize God

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