Featuring
Josefa “Chepita” Hernández Pérez
Floridalma Pérez González.
Carlos Chan K’in Chanuk
Kajkan Felipe Mejía Sepet
Alonso Mendez
Don Antonio Martinez
Gregoria Crisanta Pérez
Maudilia López Cardona
Comandante David
Jerónimo

Written and directed by
Frauke Sandig and Eric Black

Director of Photography
Black

Assistant Director
Florina Mendoza

Sound Assistant
Roque Hernandez

Editor
Grete Jentzen

Additional Scenes
Silke Botsch

Line Producer
Brigit Mulders

Commissioning Editor ZDF/3sat
Nicole Baum

Sound Design
Dirk Jacob

Re-recording Mixer
Martin Grube

Sound Studio
K13 Kinomischung
Michael Kaczmarek

Color Grading
Matthias Behrens

Post Production Assistant
Galina Amashukeli

Post Production
wave-line

Film Transfer
Cinepix
Stefan Finkenzeller

Film Lab
Arri

Insurance
Caninenberg und Schouten
Sebastian Panzlaff

Transcriptions
Julia Weidner, Isaac Chaco,
Lilliana and Gabriel Rafael Estrada Lievano

Film Accountant
Berliner Filmkontor
Ulrich Adomat

Tax Advisor
Dr. Gudrun Nüchter

Composer
Arturo Pantaleón

Music
Popol Vuh, “Creation of Earth”, “Men of Wood”, “Black Rain”,
“Men of Corn”, “Blinding of the Men of Corn”:
Suite “En busca de Danizú”
composed and performed on pre-Columbian instruments by
Arturo Pantaleón
www.arturo-pantaleon.de
Editing: Thomas Klupsch
Effects: Juan Nicolas Guerra
www.cosmodanza.com
8 Conches: Arturo Pantaleón and the Latin Horns Club
Bambus and Pan Flutes: Katja Reinbold
Voices: Carmelina Lix Socop
Andrés Santos Cac Tzunux

The Translation of the Popol Vuh
was inspired by Allen J. Christenson

Beginning and end quote from
“POPOL VUH – The Book of the origin of the Maya”
Sound composition by Götz Naleppa
Voice: Leticia Méndez Intzin
Improvisation on prehispanic instruments: Jorge Reyes
Sounddesign: Peter Avar
Text Revision: Anja Gundelach
Production: Radio Educación, Deutschlandradio Kultur, RBB
Courtesy of Götz Naleppa

“Son sotz’ leb”, “Batz’I son”
composed and performed by Sak Tzevul
Courtesy of Sak Tzevul

“Frozen Ambient”
composed and performed by Zoe Keating
Courtesy of Zoe Keating

“El cerro de las flores”
produced and performed by José Luis Vaca ”Chelo”
Courtesy of José Luis Vaca ”Chelo”

Muchísimas gracias, kolabal, special thanks to:
the families of Chepita, Flori, Chan K’in and Jerónimo,
to Manuel Cruz Guzmán and Juanita Cruz Cruz,
the communities of Acteal, Chamula, Tenejapa,
Oventic, San Andres (Chiapas), San Miguel Ixtahuacán and the
Consejo de Autoridades Ancestrales Maya “Kaji’ Imox – B’eleje’ K’at” (Guatemala)

Thanks to:
Miguel Angel, Padre José Avilés Arreola, Galina Amashukeli, Babelfisch Translations, Julia Basler, Sue Beatty, Hans-Christian Boese, Peter Brown, Gustavo Castro, Ignacio Chapela, Benito Díaz, Padre Eric Egruloos, Henrik Engel, Aline Dehasse, Carlota Duarte, Barbara Frankenstein, FrayBa, Christian Füllgraf, Grandview Center of the Arts, Alfonso Gúzman Jiménez, Saidé, Lorenzo Aguilar Morales, Luis Gabriel Aguilar Arguello (Aserradero el Encanto), Martha Harfush (Centro Mexicano de la Tortuga), Linda Haskell, Padre Heyman Vazquez Medina, Allen and Dale Hermann, Fernando Hernandez, Teresa Hoefert de Turégano, Kristin Holst, INAH, Casimira de Jesús Jiménez and Petul, Carol Karasik, Sherry Klein, Regine König, Maria Köpf, Claudia Liebscher, Irene Langemann, Margaret Leonhard, Helga Loebell, Andrés López Días, Xuno Lopez, Daniel Luna, Marìa Elena Martìnez Torres, Damián Martinez, Veronica Mendoza, “Doña Betty” Beatriz Mijangos, Nicholas Miller, Walter “Chip” Morris, Kirsten Niehuus, Victor Oller, Nancy and David Orr, Hugo Perales, Roselia Pérez Días, Miguel Pickard, Mariette Rissenbeek, Regina Roland, Peter Rosset, Elena Ruiz Bautista, Klaus Salge, Veronika Sandkühler, Waltraud Sandig, Dagmar Schugk, Cheuk So, Marina Stavenhagen, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Joachim Tschirner, Jan de Vos, Rie Watanabe, Sonja Wassermann, Julia Weidner, Bernd Wolpert

In Memoriam
Petra Skrzyposzek and Klaus Kehrwald

Produced by Eric Black and Frauke Sandig Umbrella Films in co-production with ZDF/3sat

The program was developed with the support of the Independent Television Service (ITVS) with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Production funding was provided by
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA, DFFF, Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED / EZEF)

Logos: ZDF 3sat, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, FFA, DFFF, Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED/EZEF), Dolby

© Eric Black und Frauke Sandig 2011

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