Film Review 4

Film Review 4 - Emily Cole ANTH 2100 The Living Maya I Film...

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Emily Cole ANTH 2100 The Living Maya I Film Review 4 Living Maya I is a film that takes the viewer to the Yucatan peninsula, to observe a Mayan family living in Chican. The filmmaker wanted to illustrate the life of the Mayan; a rough life, a simple life, but a good life. He also wanted to film a family that could teach him about his own life. After searching, the filmmaker decided to film the Colli Colli family. The Mayan society illustrated in the film is an agricultural society. Farming allows for food surpluses, which then sells for money. The Colli Colli family sold their surplus of corn to pay for Margarita’s medical bills. The single, domestic unit of the family is the unit of production. The families have strong ties, and all members contribute to supporting the family by farming and weaving hammocks. The family unit works the land. There is a division of labor, with the men going to work in the fields while the women stay at home. Extended family is important—the sick daughter went to live with
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course ANTH 2100 taught by Professor Hartman during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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