Los Altos de Chiapas

Alfredo Martínez

Year of production:2009

Running Time: 3:10 min

Color / Sound / Subtitled

Despite major social changes, the Maya culture of Chiapas, Mexico, continues to flourish. The most visible sign of their cultural integrity and pride is their costume. Unlike other indigenous peoples of theworld, the modern Maya have preserved their traditional style of dress but have added new and vibrant colors – yellows, reds, greens, and purples.

The highlands of Chiapas II

Alfredo Martínez

Year of production:2012

Running Time: 4:30 min

Color / Sound / Subtitled

In the highlands, brocaded designs have become more elaborate, and in the burgeoning settlements of the Lacandon rainforest, the Maya have even created new costumes. The surprising exuberance of modern Maya culture has been noted but not thoroughly documented.