Synopsis: The ending of the Mayan Calendar in 2012 is now part of our own manufactured mythology, but for the source of our demise, there is no need to look to the esoteric: The remote homelands of the present-day Maya in Mexico and Guatemala present a perfect microcosm to show how unhindered globalization is impacting the planet and indigenous peoples, now under attack for their natural resources from all sides.
The film follows six young Maya into their daily and ceremonial life, revealing their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment. They put forth an entirely indigenous perspective in their own words, without narration. Their cosmovision is juxtaposed with a shortsighted exploitation of the Earth. -umbrellafilmsorg