Film Screening and Discussion

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2012: The True Mayan Prophecy

Join PeaceJam Northeast

for a film screening and discussion!

For more info:

Call Colleen Kelly Alexander

888-407-7765 or ckalexander@nextgenleaders.org

Donations accepted at the door to help with CYCLING FOR PEACE!!!

 When:

 September 12 at 7:00pm

Where:  Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society

  297 Boston Post Road, Madison Center, CT

About the Film:

What do the Maya really say about 2012? Learn more from the most famous Maya in the world, 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum of Guatemala, and her Mayan elders. Filmed over a period of five years, this 50 minute documentary film takes you deep into the Guatemalan highlands, where a small group of elders have preserved the traditions of the ancient Mayas, passing this deep knowledge down from generation to generation in an unbroken lineage of over 2,000 years. Interviews with The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and leading scientists are included in this fascinating and funny film. Find out what we need to do to make our planet a healthier place, and the five things we can ALL do to best survive and edify one another in these hectic times.

About the Filmmaker:

Dawn Gifford Engle has a background in public service. She worked for the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. for twelve years, and in 1994, she founded the Colorado Friends of Tibet, a statewide non-profit organization.

In 1994, Dawn Gifford Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff began working together to create the PeaceJam program, which was launched in March of 1996. Suvanjieff and Engle became husband and wife in March of 2000, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu presiding over the ceremony. Currently, Suvanjieff serves as PeaceJam’s President, and Engle as the foundation’s Executive Director.

Dawn Gifford Engle has received dozens of awards, and has been nominated six times for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was the co-director of the award-winning documentary film, ‘PEACEJAM’, produced four hours of programming for BBC World, and co-authored the book, ‘Simple Acts of Peace’, which was published by Penguin in 2008. ’2012: The True Mayan Prophecy’ is her first solo directing effort.

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