Friday 3 February 2012

Trekking through the Mountains

We have been welcomed by several Mayan communities who have informed us of the history of their land struggles. In the midst of poverty the families have been gracious and hospitable. We met a 92 year old elder today who has witnessed the effects the companies have had on dismantling communities and forcing people off their lands.

We have been given permission to film a Mayan ceremony and look forward to meeting an entirely new community who live in the mountains. The kids are full of smiles and love the cameras. We have a bag of candies close by to share with them.

The weather has been very tropical, rainy and warm. We had to buy boots for the crew so that we could navigate our way through mountainous terrain. We definitely feel like we are on location!