Selected Film

Mundo Maya

This is the story of the present-day Maya people of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula--their society, culture, and dreams for the future. We show Maya in their villages as they contemplate the changes that may come as a result of the Tren Maya, a luxury tourist train that the Mexican government is building to bring tourists and their dollars to the interior. Then we travel to the San Francisco Bay Area, where tens of thousands of Yucatec Maya have migrated in search of economic opportunities. There is suffering—but also hope—in both places. More broadly, the film guides the viewer to appreciate and respect indigenous people everywhere.

Duration: 00:51:20
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English, Spanish

Director(s): Steve Hamm



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Other Credits: Editor: Scott N. Amore