Guatemala

Guatemala

Day of National Unity

Streaming Video - 2004
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In the series, My Americas, Mexican American hosts Roberto Alcaraz and Leticia Vásquez travel into the rich cultural and spiritual life of Latin America in search of their heritage. Maya communities in Guatemala's Petén region have chosen October 12th as a Day of National Unity to promote healing and indigenous rights after the civil war. In this program, Roberto meets a Maya Catholic priest and visits a local radio station founded that broadcasts in three Maya languages. He meets a women's sewing cooperative and learns the importance of their traditional dress and the prejudice they experience when wearing it. Along the Guatemala-Mexico border, he finds a cooperative community threatened by plans to dam the Usumacinta River. In Tikal, he joins a ritual that symbolizes Maya cultural preservation efforts.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Odyssey Networks (Firm), [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (26 min., 20 sec.)) : sound, color.
Alternative Title: Day of National Unity

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