Guatemala

Guatemala

Holy Week

Downloadable Video - 2004
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In "My Americas," Mexican American hosts Roberto Alcaraz and Leticia Vásquez travel into the rich cultural and spiritual life of Latin America in search of their heritage. In this program, Leticia visits the colonial town of Antigua, Guatemala, for Holy Week, with its processions featuring andas, or floats, weighing several tons and carried on the shoulders of locals. She travels to Chichicastenango to meet a weaving cooperative of Maya women who were widowed by the country's long civil war. To learn more about Maya beliefs, she attends a sacred ceremony in which priests pray for world peace. Finally, she helps a local family create a colorful flower petal carpet, the hallmark of Good Friday in Antigua, only to watch their work be trampled by thousands of penitents.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Odyssey Networks (Firm), , [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (26 min., 36 sec.)) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Holy Week

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