“Mayan Renaissance” Film Premiere May 16, 2012


RNGOs co-sponsored the film Mayan Renaissance on May 16th in the Tillman Chapel of the Church Center for the United Nations at First Avenue and 44th Street.

This film was shown during the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to highlight this year’s Special Theme, “The Doctrine of Discovery: Its Enduring Impact on Indigenous Peoples.” It stars 1992 Nobel Peace Laureate and Maya leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum.

A 7-minute preview of the film can be seen at:

The event included a lively Q&A with the film’s Executive Producer Ivan Suvanjieff and Director Dawn Engle, who are also the founders of the educational organization PeaceJam, which teaches school children about peace through the lives of the Nobel Peace Laureates. See for more information.


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