A FOREST AND ITS PEOPLE
Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Germany 2016
Campaign Documentary I 20 min.
Language Versions: English I German I Spanish
The Selva Maya is a tropical forest that extends across southern Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. It is named after the Mayan civilization that once inhabited this area. Studies show that deforestation was a root causes for the collapse of the Mayans.
Today, the Selva Maya is once again threatened by human activities. The forest disappears, sugar cane plantations and cattle farms take over. Are we repeating the same mistake of the Mayans or do we find a way to make use of the forest without destroying it?
Written & Directed by
Nils Reinecke & Johannes Preuss
Jonathan Failla (ENG)
Hubert Burczek (GER)
Mariano Ramírez Gisbert (SP)
The German Federal Ministry for
Economic Cooperation and Development