The Burden of time

United Kingdom, 1991

TV show
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Episode number 5 of Series “Legacy”.
Central American civilisation developed quite independently from those of the rest of the world, yet bears striking resemblances to other great civilisations, from the great pyramids it built, and the invention of writing to the relationship of man, earth and the heavens, expressed in ritual and “the mathematics of eternity”. In spite of the disastrous past 500 years of history, the descendants of the Maya and the Aztecs have kept faith with their burden of time, through their shamen, and their blend of Christianity and the old religions, in spite of the pressures of western consumer society.

Credits

production company

ITV

Central Productions

Maryland Public Television

Nihon Hoso Kyokai

producer/director

Peter Spry-Leverton

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1991

Appears in

Legacy

Group of items

Legacy

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304366

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of Central America

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

History → Aztecs

History → Mayas

History → Mexico - History

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Television → Television series

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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