Episode of Series “Earth and it’s peoples”.
Shows the life-style and occupations of the Indian people of Guatemala, including the felling of mahogany trees in the forests and farming on the high plateaux. Starting from the east in the Peten lowlands the film proceeds north-westwards across Central America, focusing attention on features which are typical of the geography of the Peten lowlands, the central highlands, and the Pacific coastlands. It exemplifies changes in modes of life with increased altitude within this tropical area, and illustrates some of the influences of the civilization of the Mayas and of Spanish colonial rule.
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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Central America - Description and travel
Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Culture
Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Guatemala
Crafts & Visual Arts → Culture
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture
Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology
Educational & Instructional → Educational films
History → Civilization, Modern - 20th century
Music & Performing Arts → Culture
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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)
16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)