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Indigenous Peoples Documentary: Ancient and Modern Mayan Peoples

A thousand years after their decline, the ancient Mayans are still shrouded in mystery. Enter their ancient world to uncover its secrets. Learn how their religious beliefs were formed from advanced science and observing the heavens long before Europeans arrived. Decipher their ancient writing — far more advanced than ours. Experience the daily life of their modern descendants and learn how their fate may become our own fate. Click or tap the image below to watch it on our YouTube channel in full HD (1920x1080p) at 60 fps. Notes for teachers are also available.

Documentary Short Films: Indigenous Culture and Knowledge

The rise and fall of the ancient Mayans.

Indigenous musicians and actors perform ancient rituals.

A horse is slaughtered for a Kazakh boy's coming-of-age (age restricted).

Travel Stories from Indigenous Communities

This Vietnamese mythical wonder of the world will leave you speechless.

Daily life in Panama's Ngäbe-Bugle indigenous reservation.

Making chocolate is an example of the indigenous knowledge of the Bribri people of Costa Rica.

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