Naachtun is the last city of the Maya golden age. We know little about it, as archaeologists started to excavate it just a few years ago. The researchers are trying to understand how this city, isolated in the middle of the tropical forest of Guatemala, can have survived for almost 200 years after the collapse of the Maya civilization in surrounding cities In this effort they are shedding new light on the history of the Maya people. Employing ambitious resources, including 4K HD cameras, drones and cutting-edge graphics results in an exciting adventure combined with an in-depth scientific study. This documentary turns into an account of an epic saga.
Screening time: Saturday, May 6, 2:46 pm, The Shedd Recital Hall
Length: 54 min.
Director: Stephanie Begoin
Producer: Les Films a Cinq
Producer Web site: http://www.filmsacinq.com/en/