21
Jan
2019
Kearney
World Theater
2318 Central Avenue
Kearney, NE  68847
United States

    Guatemala is a land of amazing natural and cultural diversity that is just beginning to emerge from the shadow of a long civil war. A land with deep roots, anchored in the mysteries of the Lost Kingdoms of the Maya.

    “Guatemala: The Land of the Maya”” is a beautiful travelogue that begins by exploring the achievements of the ancient Maya by visiting fabled places like El Mirador, Tikal and Yaxha.  It examines the historic tension between Mayan traditions and Spanish colonialism, using the religious pageantry of Antigua’s Easter Week celebration to provide a cinematic backdrop for the fascinating conversation.  It documents contemporary Mayan culture in Lake Atitlan where weavers spin cotton by hand and rely on the natural dyes and back strap looms to create world-class textiles.

 

 

Brent Winebrenner biography

    Brent Winebrenner is a widely published photographer and filmmaker with experience in over 70 countries.  His publishing credits include The Splendor of Cuba, a Rizzoli coffee table book that was recognized as one of the 10 best photography books of 2011.

     A reformed CPA and business consultant, Brent dropped out of the corporate world to pursue a life of travel, photography and visual story telling.   He subsequently earned a Masters Degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography and taught in their Visual Journalism Department before striking out on his own.  He is a contributor to the Lonely Planet Collection at Getty Images and DVArchive.  His favorite place on earth is the one he’s going to go to next.