Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  41 minutes
Date:  1982
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English; Spanish
Grade level: 9-12, College, Adult
Color/BW:  Color
You must register and login to preview and purchase items.
You might also be interested in...

Todos Santos Cuchumatan: Report from a Guatemalan Village

New to Docuseek2? Please register and login to preview and/or license this film. If your institution has already licensed this film, you will need to access this page from your institution's network to watch the film. For help on using Docuseek2, please visit our help wiki.

This film provides an intimate look at everyday life in Todos Santos, a village in Guatemala's highlands, before the violence of the 1980s.

Todos Santos Cuchumatan: Report from a Guatemalan Village

This film is on one (1) DVD together with the films Todos Santos: The Survivors and Mayan Voices: American Lives
This film provides an intimate look at everyday life in Todos Santos, a village in Guatemala's highlands, before the violence of the 1980s. The community, consisting of small family farms worked by Mayan indians, had remained isolated until the construction of a road in the mid-1960's connecting the highlands and the coast.

As Todosanteros go about their daily routines, they discuss the increasing importance of cash to this once self-sustained farming community. The annual harvest is reaped, the elaborate Fiesta of Todos Santos is celebrated with dancing, drinking and the central event that is the horse race, and the workers migrate out of the mountain village in search of work on the lowland cotton plantations.

An insightful documentary, TODOS SANTOS CUCHUMATAN ominously illustrates social and economic changes in the lives of Guatemalan Indians that would lead to the political upheaval of the 1980s.

'Latin American studies would be considerably strengthened by films of this caliber. Highly recommended for college libraries.'-Choice

'A must for viewing by anyone interested in Latin America and the situation of indigenous and rural populations.'-American Anthropologist


Awards

** Blue Ribbon Winner, 1983 American Film Festival

Citation

Main credits

Carrescia, Olivia Lucia (film director)
Carrescia, Olivia Lucia (film producer)
Carrescia, Olivia Lucia (film editor)

Other credits

Photography, Vicente Galindez; editing, Olivia Lucia Carrescia, Robert Rosen.


Distributor credits

A Film by Olivia Carrescia

Docuseek2 subjects

Central America
Latin American History
Indigenous Peoples
Economic Anthropology
Cultural and Ethnic Studies
Cultural Anthropology
Guatemala

Distributor subjects

Anthropology
Central America
Cultural Anthropology
Economic Sociology
Guatemala
Indigenous Peoples
Latin American Studies
Multi-Cultural Studies
Native People
Sociology

Keywords

Todos; Santos; Olivia; Carrescia; Maya; mayan; change; indians; fiesta; highlands; mountains; documentary; film; video; "Todos Santos Cuchumatan: Report from a Guatemalan Village"; Icarus Films;

Welcome to Docuseek2!

Docuseek2 is a streaming platform of the best documentary and social issue films available for the higher education community.

Anyone may search for titles and find detailed information about the titles. To preview films or license them for streaming, you must register and login.

Currently, we support online registration for anyone affiliated with a higher education institution. Please inquire if you are with a K-12 district or school or with a public library.

Click the Close button to get started!