Mayan Civilization


Documentary films


Azul Maya: un viaje por el Caribe Mexicano . Gonzalo Infante, Miguel Quintana Pali. México Antiguo, 2002. DVD. Visits many Mayan sites.

Calakmul. David Huerta, Carmen Gaitán, Luis Manuel Serrano. CONACULTA, INAH, 1998. VHS. Series on Mexican literature and archaeology.

Central America : the burden of time . Michael Wood. Maryland Public Television, Ambrose Video Publishing, 1992. VHS. Discusses Teotihuacán and Tenochtitlán in Mexico; various Mayan sites in Mexico and Guatemala and Copán in Honduras; and has extensive information on Indian rituals in Chichicastenango.

Chichén Itzá. Calakmul. Filobobos. CONACULTA, 1994. VHS. Explores three Mayan archaeological sites.

Chichen-Itzá . INAH ; IMCINE, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2003. DVD. Dramatization of the last days of the Mayan city.

Ciudades mayas / Mayan cities . Gonzalo Infante. El Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, El Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, 2003. DVD.

Copán: Honduras, C.A . Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e História, Lecuona Films, 1996. VHS. Mayan architecture at Copán.

Cracking the Maya code.  WGBH Educational Foundation: WGBH, 2008.  DVD.

Frederick Catherwood . INAH, 1996. VHS. Notes on the nineteenth-century explorer of Mayan sites.

In search of the Mayans . INAH, IMCINE, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1992, 1998. VHS. Explores a number of Mayan archaeological sites.

Incidents of travel in Chichen Itza . 1997. VHS. Twentieth century interpretations of the Mayan site.

Knorosov: el desciframiento de la escritura Maya / The decipherment of the Mayan script . Olaga Cáceres, Tiahoga Ruge, Eduardo Herrera F. CONACULTA, First Run/Icarus Films, 2000. VHS. Knorosov’s biography.

Lost kingdom of the Mayas . National Geographic, 1994. VHS. Explores rise and fall of Mayan civilization.

Maya lords of the jungle. WBGH, 1981. VHS. Reappraisal of views of Mayan civilization.

The Maya through the ages . Ken McGown. 1949. 16mm. Mayan civilization in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Mayan: a history of the Mayas . Leo Linder. LDA International, Explorer Film, Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1998. VHS. Archaeological sites in Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.

The Mayans . Elizabeth Baquedano, Ruth Woods, Bob Carruthers. Films for the Humanities, 1999. VHS. Ancient civilizations series, explores Mayan history.

Monte Albán, Dzibilchaltún. CONACULTA, INAH, 1994. VHS. Visits archaeological sites in Oaxaca and Yucatán.

Palenque / Sur de Quintana Roo. CONACULTA, INAH, 1994. VHS. Visits archaeological sites in Chiapas and Quintana Roo.

Palenque : the walls of Mayan history . Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2003. DVD. Documentary on the inscriptions of the Mayan city.

Popol Vuh: the creation myth of the Maya . Patricia Amlin. UC Extension Media Center, 1986. VHS. Animated version.

Tonina, el territorio del tiempo . INAH, 2000. VHS. Mayan site in Chiapas, Mexico.

Tulum & Chichén Itzá . México Antiguo, 2002. DVD. A dramatized overview of the history of the ancient Mexican cities of Chichén Itzá and Tulum.