It's safe to say that the year 2012 is a big one in Mayan culture -- but few people really know the extent of its importance, argues PeaceJam
Executive Director Dawn Engle. Not up to speed? No worries: Tonight you can catch Mayan Renaissance
-- a Peacejam-produced movie that puts 4,000 years of Mayan history in perspective -- on Colorado Public Television
. The documentary, the first on the subject to be shot from the Mayan viewpoint, highlights the influence of European visitors on Central America and travels through 500 years of oppression before continuing to the Maya peoples' present-day struggle to preserve their culture...and also run for political office in Guatemala.
-"The 2012 apocalypse scenario is all wrong, say filmmakers"
-"Watch three clips from 2012: The True Mayan Prophecy"
-"The 2012 Mayan prophecy according to Ed Barnhart, director of the Maya Exploration Center"