Mundo Maya Blog
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Travelers to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras in 2012 can expect a yearlong celebration of Maya culture, past and present—and Moon Maya 2012 author Joshua Berman is blogging about all of it.
- Maya 2012: A Round-up of Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras
- Reporting for National Geographic on Maya winter solstice in Belize
- Maya calendar cycle celebrated throughout Central America
- Feliz B'aktun! The New Dawn is Here: The First Sunrise in Caracol, Belize
- Maya Calendar 101: What Does “December 21, 2012” Really Mean?
- Gifts for Mayaphiles
- Books on the Maya: Suggested Reading for 2012
- Izapa Sunrise Story by Mary Jo McConahay
- Tranquilo Radio Tour 2012: Seven hours straight of talking about travel
- Tune in this Wednesday! Maya 2012 author Josh Berman on a radio show near you!
- End Maya-Aztec calendar confusion now!
- Q&A with Maya Experts on Satellite Imagery of Archaeological Sites
- Maya response to 'doomsday' 2012 stories
- Only a couple of rooms left for "The Great Return: Copan 2012" tour of a lifetime!
- 5 Questions about Traveling in the Mundo Maya for Rafael Garcia
'2012: The Beginning' Most-Watched Documentary in Cannes
2012: The Beginning, is a 52-minute documentary film which takes a serious-minded look at the science and people behind the Maya 2012 story. The film, which was directed by Shannon Kring Buset and produced by WildHeart Vision of Finland, was launched this month at the MipDoc 2012 festival at Cannes, where it was the most-watched documentary out of at least 1400 films screened there.
2012: The Beginning offers viewers a level-headed explanation of 13 baktun, as the 12-21-2012 cycle ending is known in Mayan, by looking at ancient texts and talking to knowledgeable experts and shamans. Many of these same experts are also featured in my book, Maya 2012: A Guide to Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras , including John Major Jenkins, Robert Sitler, Ed Barnhart, and Barb MacLeod.
Footage from six countries, across the Mundo Maya and beyond, takes the viewer on an exciting tour. It is particularly captivating to accompany John Major Jenkins on his visit to Tortuguero Monumenty 6, the only known inscription referring to 2012, in a museum in Villahermosa, Mexico.
The DVD version of 2012: The Beginning will go on sale on May 14 and will be available on the film's website. The price of the DVD is $19.99 which includes eight documentary short extras.
Related article: http://www.moon.com/blogs/mundo-maya/2012-the-beginning-film-trailer