The Lacandon Maya

"In 1960 Canadian filmmaker explorer Collin Hanney trekked through the mahogany rain forests of Chiapas
to find an isolated group of Mayan Indians – the Lacandón – and record their images on film..."


From Collin Hanney's journal... "Suddenly, through the reeds, three large dugouts appeared.  We could hear a strange language, and six dark, long-haired figures stepped ashore
armed with bows and arrows."


Jorge Paniagua was one of the Lacandón who poled the members of the expedition across
Lake Nahá to the village each day.


Chan K'in Viejo: Spiritual leader of the Lacandon peoples.


Mateo Viejo praying in his God-house.


Koh I, first wife of Chan K'in Viejo.


Koh II, second wife of Chan K'in Viejo with children.


Mateo Viejo's first wife and daughter.


For more information on the film and to view a film clip, please visit the May Street Productions Ltd. web page dedicated to this film

Produced with the Participation of the
Canadian Television Fund Created by the Government of Canada
and the Canadian Cable Industry,
CTF: Licence Fee Program
Telefilm Canada: Equity Investment Program

And the Province of British Columbia
Film Incentive BC

And the Government of Canada - Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program

For information or to be alerted to updates to the site, please contact: Shendra Hanney

For information regarding the DVD release contact Evangelia Ozek

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retracing Collin Hanney's creative journey. . .