The descendants of the Maya. (1930 - 1939)

Film-document №66505 2 parts, Black-white to collection Price category G

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Director: Gans Heljfritc /Hans Helfritz/

Reel №1

Map of Central America, the State of Guatemala, a country populated by the descendants of the ancient Mayan.

Landscapes Guatemala: mountains, volcanoes.

Architectural monuments of the city of Antigua.

The ruins of an ancient fortress.

Indian Village.


Mayan tribe.

The center, built of stones.

Hot springs in the mountains, geysers.

Indians bathe, lie in the healing waters of the river.

The Indians prepare food on a hot geyser.

Waterfalls and springs.

Men wash clothes, squeezed his legs.

On the street of the village spread a woolen mat to dry.

The Indians are on the road with the goods, hooded mats.

Girl with a basket of carefully sneaks on a suspension bridge, holding the rope railings.

Indian village temple.

Adoration of the ancient Mayan gods.

People walk down the street, going to the fountain in the square, they drink from the water fountain.

Crossing the river in boats

Key words

America, tribes, people, architecture, mountains, volcano, monuments, fortress, river, transportation, water, bridge, geysers, waterfalls, Indians, temple, fountain, woman, city, youth

Reel №2




Women go with a basket of laundry on their heads, with the pitchers.


Church in the town, the bell tower.

Go Indians with goods.

The local market is Indian with piglets.

Woman sells wool.

Residents near the walls of the church, pilgrims.

People bonfires, candles.

Morning begins Catholic mass at the church.

People dancing in Indian costumes with masks.

The street is a procession in front of the musicians with instruments like the xylophone

Key words

Germany, women, people, church, national origin, religion, music, musical instruments