This is the story of the present-day Maya people of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula—their society, culture, and dreams for the future. The Maya are showcased in their villages as they contemplate the changes that may come as a result of the Tren Maya, a luxury tourist train that the Mexican government is building to bring tourists and their dollars to the interior. Then, the San Francisco Bay Area is explored, where tens of thousands of Yucatec Maya have migrated in search of economic opportunities. There is suffering—but also hope—in both places. More broadly, the film guides the viewer to appreciate and respect indigenous people everywhere.
Where to Watch
Mundo Maya premieres on CPTV Spirit on Thursday, November 15, 2023 at 10 p.m.