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The Apocalypse of Mel Gibson and the Maya

August 02, 2021
00:00 43:09
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Description: We are joined by author, historian and podcaster Mark Vinet of the History of North America podcast to discuss the real story, context and background behind the modern Mel Gibson classic Apocalypto. This film was ground breaking in many ways. It attempts to portray the Mayan Native Americans and is filmed completely in their language. This is a beautiful film and Mark Vinet will help us learn more about the Maya and their history and culture.

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Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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