Unformatted text preview: -Spiritualists want to use the sites for their ceremonies-Local people try to illegally vend various items at the site-Site security personnel enforce the ban on both such behaviors, though in a very mild manner.-The government wants tourists to treat the site as they would a museum.-Government claims these restrictions are a result of complaints by other U.S. tourists.-Much of the video involves the filmmaker interviewing either spiritualists or the security personnel.-One spiritualist mentions popular literature (B. Dalton in particular) as the source of her knowledge.-For the most part, the filmmaker makes fools of the spiritualists.-Major themes:-competing narratives/desires ---------------> tourist-who owns the past native people-responsibility of the archaeologist national governments archaeologists, national and foreign artisans ruin guards...
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- Fall '06
- Maya civilization, Chichen Itza, Kukulkan, New Age spiritualists, Chichen Itza. -On, Mayan Ruins Movie