5 Copies of This Film
1) 0660.0008_F16
16mm film; [125 ft.]; Silent; b&w
2) 0660.0006-.0010_VHS
VHS; Silent; b&w
3) 0660.0006-.0010_IN3/4
3/4inch-video; Silent; b&w
4) nhf-0660_0008-Uncompressed 10-bit.mov
0:05:41.94
5) 0660.0006-.0010_DVD
DVD; Silent; b&w
Mayan Rites
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Identifier
0660.0008
Date(s)
1932 – 1933
Abstract
Title, 'The Spanish Conquistadors destroyed all the sacred temples of the Mayas and built churches on their high foundation pyramids,' etc. Guatemala.
Viewing Notes
Title card: 'The Spanish Conquistadores destroyed all the sacred temples of the Mayas, and built Churches on their high foundation-pyramids.' Intertitle: 'Still clad as when the Conquistadores gave them their first sight of a horse, the children romp down over the sacred steps. CHURCH STEPS at San Antonio Palapo.' A line of girls walk down the steps, past women selling wares from baskets on the ground. Intertitle: 'The unchanging Maya still pursues his traditional cer-emonies on the steep steps of his ancient “high place.” CHURCH STEPS at Chichicastenago.' People gathered for a ceremony involving burning incense. Intertitle: 'On many a lonely mountain top of the highlands of Guatemala the Quiché-Maya still burns incense and candles and prays to moss-grown idols of his millennial Gods.' A man waves incense while another man kneels to light candles. [End of Reel]
Genre(s)
Subject(s)
Churches, Religion
Place(s)
Rights
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