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Title Popol Vuh : the creation myth of the Maya [Spanish version] / a film by Patricia Amlin
Published Berkeley, CA : Berkeley Media, 1989
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (61 minutes)
Summary This much-honored animated film employs authentic imagery from ancient Maya ceramics to create a riveting depiction of the Popol Vuh, the Maya creation myth. Similar to the Biblical story of Genesis in its breadth, scope, and themes, the Popol Vuh is the origin of many myths and beliefs that spread throughout North America and formed the foundation of most Native American religious, philosophical, and ethical beliefs. The film introduces the Maya and relates the entire tale, beginning with the creation of the world and concluding with the victory of the Hero Twins over the evil lords of the Underworld. There are logical stopping places at quarter-hour intervals to facilitate viewing by younger students. The outstanding Teacher's Guide was co-authored by filmmaker Patricia Amlin and Prof. James A. Fox, Stanford University. This is the Spanish-language version of the film
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed July 22, 2016)
In Spanish
Subject Quiché mythology.
Quiché Indians -- Folklore.
Indian mythology -- Guatemala.
Maya pottery.
Quiché art.
Genre/Form Animated films.
Educational films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Amlin, Patricia, director
Berkeley Media, film distributor
Other Titles Popol Vuh : sacred book of the Quiche Maya