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The five sections of the documetary are divided into sixteen chapters. At the end of each chapter is an extensive reference area that lists sources and notations from both text and in-depth village interviews.

A full chapter lisiting is available below..

 

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Introduction
Section
Chapter One: Who Are The Maya?

Topics:

 

1) The Maya in Central America
2) The Maya in Belize
3) History of the Maya in the Toledo District

Chapter Two: Village Elders

Topics:
 

1) Keepers of the Maya Culture
2) Role of Village Elders
3) Health and Security

 

Chapter Three: About the Living Maya

Topics:
 

1) Mayan Elder Cultural Project Development and Procedures
2) Acknowledgments -Key Sponsors
3) Project Volunteers

 
Family
Section

Chapter Four: Family Life

Topics:
 

1) Intergenerational and interpersonal caring between family members
2) Family and the beginning and end of life

Chapter Five: Male & Female Roles

Topics:
 

1) Male - Providing security for the family
2) Male - Other Responsibilities
3) Female - Caring for the Family and Household
4) Division of Labor
5) Family Gender Roles and the Community

 

Chapter Six: Maya Villages

Topics:

 

1) Village Locations and Development
2) Communal Living
3) Village Similarities and Differences

 
Community
Section

Chapter Seven: Community Action

Topics:
 

1) Village Leadership
2) Organizational Leadership
3) Community Actions and Goals

 

Chapter Eight: Organized Religion

Topics:
 

1) Religion in the Villages
2) Challenges for the Catholic Mission
3) The Protestant Movement
4) Christianity Today

 

Chapter Nine: Education

Topics:

 

1) Formal Education for Villagers
2) Challenges of Obtaining a Formal Education
3) Today's Educational System, Students, and Instructors
4) Training Outside of Formal Education

 
Culture Section

Chapter Ten: Celebrations & Events

Topics:

 

1) Celebrations and Events
2) Festivals and Dances
3) Music and Popular Dance
4) Religious, Family and Community Events

 

Chapter Eleven: Maya Attire

Topics:

 

1) A Comparison of Clothing - Yesterday and Today
2) Acquisition and Use of Clothing and Accessories
3) Specific Changes Through Time

 

Chapter Twelve: Craftsmanship

Topics:

 

1) Maya Craftsmen
2) Opportunities and Challenges

 

Chapter Thirteen: Language

Topics:

 

1) Mopan and Q´eqchi´ Languages
2) English Language and the Maya
3) Language and Cultural Identity

 

Chapter Fourteen: Traditional Stories

Topics:

 

1) Importance of Traditional Stories
2) The Passing of Mayan Stories

 
The Maya and Their Environment
Section

Chapter Fifteen: Use of the Natural Environment

Topics:

 

1) Home Environment
2) Agriculture
3) Hunting and Fishing
4) Ecotourism

 

Chapter Sixteen: The Maya's Relationship with Nature

Topics:

 

1) Spirituality and the Land
2) Conservation

 

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