project documentary, 20 minutes

a production by The Selva Maya Programme

implemented by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

financed by the German Cooperation

by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Germany and Mexico 2017




trailer

 

EXCERPT

 

language: English

© Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit 

 
 




synopsis

 

The Selva Maya stretches across southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. With more than ten million hectares, it is the largest tropical rainforest in Mesoamerica.

The forest is named after the Mayan civilization that once inhabited this area. Its architecture, written culture and astronomical knowledge continue to fascinate researchers today. However, archaeological finds also show that the Maya themselves made a significant contribution to the demise of their civilization by overexploiting the forests in which they lived. Today, the Selva Maya is again threatened by humans. The forest is disappearing, giving way to sugar cane plantations and cattle ranches. The question arises as to whether our contemporary civilization is repeating the mistakes of the Mayans or whether we are able to learn from the fate of our ancestors.

filmstills

© Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit




distribution

 

international distribution

by Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

 

 

The film was screened on conferences and is available on the 

selva maya programme website.

VIDEO ON DEMAND

 

available on YouTube

 

available in three langauage versions:

German, Spanish and English

 




credits

 

protagonists

 

 

 

 

 

directed by

producer

camera

editor

boom operator

music

voice over

 

color grading

Dean Tzib

Manola Lima

Ricardo Cortéz

Felisa Navas Perez

Ricardo Tun González

Luis Ariel Ongay Carrillo

 

Nils Reinecke & Johannes Preuss

Nils Reinecke & Johannes Preuss

Johannes Preuss
Nils Reinecke

Nils Reinecke

Joe Sanders

Jonathan Failla (English)

Hubert Burzek (German)

Mariano Ramírez Gisbert (Spanish)

Nils Reinecke

 

production pictures

© Johannes Preuss, Nils Reinecke

 

 


screener

 

SELVA MAYA – A FOREST AND ITS PEOPLE

language: English

SELVA MAYA – EIN WALD UND SEINE MENSCHEN

language: German

SELVA MAYA – UN BOSQUE Y SU GENTE

language: Spanish

 

JOHANNES PREUSS

Documentary Film

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