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Mystery of the Maya

Author: Barrie HowellsRoberto RochínNational Film Board of Canada.Mexican Institute of Cinema.Canadian Museum of Civilization.All authors
Publisher: [Montreal, Quebec, Canada] : National Film Board of Canada, Sherman Oaks, CA : Slingshot Entertainment, ©1996 ; [1996]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through a combination of documentary and reenactments, explores the culture, science, and history of the Mayans. Discusses their work with architecture, math, calendrics, writing systems, and buildings.
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Genre/Form: Historical reenactments (Motion pictures)
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barrie Howells; Roberto Rochín; National Film Board of Canada.; Mexican Institute of Cinema.; Canadian Museum of Civilization.; SlingShot Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1584480130 9781584480136
OCLC Number: 46774254
Language Note: In English, French, Spanish or Mandarin with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Filmed in IMAX.
"Digitally remastered from the large format film" -- Container.
Credits: Director of photography, Reed Smoot ; production design, Roger Crandall ; editor, Stephen L. Johnson ; music, Bill Conti.
Performer(s): Nicolas Alonso, Bianca Guerra, Javier Viesca, Françis Tromos, Oscal Travern, Juan Antonio Llanes, Juan Carlos Colombo, Alberto Ruz.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (38 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital stereo.
Contents: History of the Maya --
Hidden cities --
A scientific approach --
Burning of the books --
Temple discoveries --
Advanced math and astrology --
Decoding the hieroglyphs --
The tomb of Pacal --
The mystery continues --
Past, present and future.
Other Titles: Maya
Responsibility: co-produced by National Film Board of Canada ; Mexican Institute of Cinema and Canadian Museum of Civilization ; produced by Barrie Howells ; directed by Barrie Howells and Roberto Rochin.

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Through a combination of documentary and reenactments, explores the culture, science, and history of the Mayans. Discusses their work with architecture, math, calendrics, writing systems, and buildings.

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