Maya Portraits — Young Woman on the Move

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Maya Portraits — Young Woman on the Move

The streets of Antigua Guatemala are full with people on the move, the Mayas not excluded. So, often times, it’s best to capture candid daily life slices of the Maya on the streets, away from the tourists traps where most of the Maya there are selling their handicrafts and art.

Here I captured the smile of a young Maya woman on the way to do some errands. As I have mentioned before, Guatemalans are always ready to give you smiles, don’t you agree?

Filmmaker, Meghan Eckman, is about to start a Kickstarter campaign to finish the post-productions of The Maya Movie. I will keep you posted as I get more information in case you want to support the final stage of The Maya Movie. Stay tuned!

Maya culture today is the spiritual home of almost 10 million people, but no film has really penetrated the core of Maya spiritual beliefs and what it means to hold them. The Maya Movie aims to do precisely this. The film showcases voices of the Maya themselves and Maya scholars, which paint a broad portrait of the Maya today and the history of racism, exclusion and violence they have suffered. But at the heart of the film is the spiritual richness that can be found among the Maya.

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