Director, Narrator, Editor
Through the stories of two indigenous Maya families, Beyond the Ruins takes viewers on a breathtaking journey into the heart of the Yucatecan Maya civilization, unveiling a misunderstood culture and their ancestral wisdoms rooted in the essence of family and community.
While clearing up some of the common misconceptions people have about the Maya, and showcasing the breath of their culture, this film ultimately challenges us to rethink our relationship with nature and each other through the ancient Maya philosophy “in lak’ ech, a lak’ en,” meaning “I am you; you are me."
In lak' ech; a lak' en
I am you; you are me.
Filming has officially concluded! (February 5th, 2023)
70 Minute Rough-Cut Finished (June 21st)
Picture Lock + Color Finished (September 10th)
Mixing Sound for Stereo + Dolby 5.1 Mixes Complete (October 28th)
Current Stage: Prepping for DCP and awaiting World Premiere Location
Thank you for your support!
More than three millennia old, Maya culture moves with grace before those who regard it as past history. However, today close to six million individuals form part of this ethnic group, heir to a great tradition that day by day re-creates its identity by incorporating new ways of understanding the world.
The Maya is not merely an archeological legacy, a snapshot frozen in time or an inanimate museum piece. It is also the sum of knowledge, resources, perceptions, attitudes, and relations guiding this collectivity, which is reproduced and connected to an economically uncertain, globalized world in constant transformation.
(Grand Maya World Museum, 2022)