TLF ID M011545
This resource is chiefly about the preservation of the Maya culture in the USA. It covers the Maya Indians today, the rich ancient Maya culture that existed from 500 BCE to 1519 CE, when the Spanish conquered them, and those Maya who emigrate today to the USA in search of a better life. The resource presents the Monkey Business Theatre, a Maya cooperative that celebrates ancient Maya traditions and seeks to unmask the modern Maya world and its 'bitter realities'. Its aim is to entertain and inform people of the Maya culture and of the Maya peoples' experience in Chiapas Mexico and in the USA. Included are testimonials and audio clips of dialogue from Maya performances in Tzotzil and Tzeltal, two of the 30 living Maya languages.