Mayan Renaissance
The Untold Story of the Maya

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2012: The True Mayan Prophecy
What do the Maya really say about the year 2012? Is the world coming to an end? Is a new golden age about to begin? Doomsday predictions based on misinformation…

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Dawn

I made this film because 1992 Nobel Peace laureate, Rigoberta Menchu and other Maya leaders were concerned about all of the misinformation surrounding the year 2012 and Maya history. This is the first film to tell the history of the Maya people from the Maya point of view, and we worked very ...Read more

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