Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Journalism (MA)
Second Committee Member
Luis F. Restrepo
Language, literature and linguistics; Social sciences; Communication and the arts; K'iche'; Kaqchikel; Mayan; Pan American; Tzeltal; Tzotzil
The purpose of this film is to have four descendants of the Maya tell their stories and through them, explain four difficult concepts facing the 21st century contemporary Maya:
* How do Mayan languages influence a worldview different than the westernized, globalized worldview?
* How do the media, especially through movies, portray the Maya and other indigenous groups unfairly?
* How have the descendants of the Maya coped with adapting to modernity while keeping their traditions intact?
* How will the four protagonists ensure the protection of their language and their culture when they return home?
Lopez Bribiesca, Jose, "Taak in Sutik (I Want to Return)" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 542.