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Women+Film Presents: Mayan Renaissance

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Dawn Engle

Dawn Gifford Engle, PEACEJAM

Dawn Gifford Engle is an activist and filmmaker, and she has been nominated seven times for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was Director and Writer of the award-winning documentary film, "PeaceJam" (BBC World Broadcast Premiere, September 15, 2006), Director and Writer of the award-winning documentary film, "2012: The True Mayan Prophecy" (PBS Broadcast Premiere, October 22, 2011), and Director and Writer of the award-winning short film, "Jesus vs Bono" (2011). She has also produced four hours of programming for BBC World (2006), and co-authored the book, "PEACEJAM: A Billion Simple Acts of Peace", which was published by Penguin in 2008.

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Mayan Renaissance
Tuesday, August 21, 7 p.m.

Mayan Renaissance

We want to remind you about our upcoming screening of Mayan Renaissance and hope that you will be able to join us.

We are rounding out the summer with local filmmaker Dawn Engle. Co-founder of PeaceJam, Dawn brings us the first film in their Nobel Legacy film series. This series will highlight the cutting edge work being done by the twelve Nobel Peace Laureates that form PeaceJam's board as they fight to create a better future for all of humanity and inspire young people to work for positive change.

Featuring 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Maya leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Mayan Renaissance documents the glory of the ancient Maya civilization, five hundred years of oppression, and the courageous fight of the Maya to reclaim their voice and determine their own future. This thought provoking film will share the Maya's vision and their 100 year plan to lead humanity forward from the year 2012 on.

Mayan Renaissance premiered in May at the United Nations' "World Forum on Indigenous Issues" in New York City where it received a standing ovation.

The film will be followed by a discussion with the director and a reception in Henderson's Lounge. We hope you can join us!

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Women+Film Presents: Mayan Renaissance

USA, 2012, 68 Minute Running Time
Director Dawn Gifford Engle IN-PERSON!

Mayan Renaissance is a feature length documentary which documents the glory of the ancient Maya civilization, the Spanish conquest in 1519, five hundred years of oppression, and the courageous fight of the Maya to reclaim their voice and determine their own future, in Guatemala and throughout Central America. This elegant, beautiful, and thought provoking film will share their vision for the future, their call for a long-foretold renaissance of Maya culture and wisdom, and their 100 year plan to lead humanity forward, from the year 2012 on.

The film stars 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Maya leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum. All of the images, voices, expert commentary and music in the film come directly from Central America, from the heart of the Mayan world.

EVENT INFO
August 21, 2012
7:00 pm
2510 East Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206
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