HEART OF SKY, HEART OF EARTH
Germany/Guatemala/Mexico/USA | 2014 | Eric Black & Frauke Sandig | 98 minutes (subtitles)
The ancient Maya believed the present world would end and a new cycle would arise after 5125 years. How does the story end? Does the water change colour? Do the oceans dissolve? Does the sky fall as the last tree is cut?
Beautifully filmed over years, Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth allows the Maya of today to answer, following six young Maya in Guatemala and Chiapas through their daily and ceremonial life, revealing their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment.
As corporations go to the ends of the earth to extract resources at any cost, the Mayan cosmovision, in which all life is sacred and interconnected, presents a deeply compelling alternative to the prevailing worldview.