Re: videos on Mexico
Fri, 19 Oct 2001 09:51:08 -0700 (PDT)

In a message dated 10/19/01 9:16:44 AM, writes:

<< I'm wondering if anyone on the videolib list could recommend any videos
on Mexico in general (travel, culture, etc) and Aztec culture and the culture
of Central Mexico. The teacher who asked about this is also interested in
the specific sites of Mexico City, Monte Alban, Oaxaca and Taxco.
If you have any suggestions please list distributor/address/phone number,
and feel free to post your results to the list or to me personally. >>

Dear Dave,
We have a feature film of Mexican culture shot in the Chiapas region of
Mexico, but it's Mayan culture. However, here's the details just in case:

"Chac: The Rain God" is based on the ritual and legends from the Popul Vuh,
as well as Tzeltal and Mayan folk stories. This magnificently photographed
film shot in the Chiapas region of Mexico by director Rolando Klein, focuses
on a small village during a terrible drought. Desperate for relief, thirteen
men set out on a quest to save their people from starvation. They seek a
solitary Diviner who lives in the mountains and knows the ways of the
Ancients; they hope that he can summon Chac, the Rain God. A dazzling
portrait of a Native American spiritual quest, "Chac" is a visionary
masterpiece as powerful and revolutionary as Walkabout, El Topo and Aguirre,
The Wrath of God. Order Number: Mile 077 / UPC code: 784148007731 / Price:

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
PO Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Phone: (201) 767-3117 or (800) 603-1104
Fax: (201) 767-3035