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Friday, September 18 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Decoding Baqtun

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Director: Elizabeth Ligia Thieriot
Runtime: 1:31:00

The Truth directly from Mayan Elders!
San Francisco, CA - Elisabeth Thieriot, a San Francisco-based filmmaker and author, is pleased to announce the release of her Award Winning documentary Decoding B’aqtun. The feature length film takes audiences deep into the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula and Guatemala to meet The Maya; arguably the most sophisticated time keepers in human history to this day.
This breathtaking journey began as an endeaver to expose the truth behind the December 21st, 2012 “end time” conspiracy theories surrounding the Aztec and Mayan calendars and the mystery of the “B'aqtun”, also known as the measurement of time that the Mayans identify as 3300-year cycles. During the filming, Thieriot met with Mayan Elders known as “Abuelos”. The Abuelos shared their ancient Mayan knowledge of the intricate cycles of time, the cosmos, and their connection to earth science on a spiritual and scientific level.
View trailer: https://vimeo.com/138552917
The 83 minute documentary includes interviews with respected scientists, historians and Mayan Elders in addition to never before seen ancient Mayan artifacts.
The scientists include Laura Sotelo president of the Mayan Council for Guatemala Apolinario Chile Pixtun, epigraphist, Lolmay Pedro Garcia, archaeologists Agustin Anaya and Adriana Sanchez, native Mayan descendants, philosophers, researchers, artisans, writers, members of the Mayan Confederation, and more.
Filmmaker Elisabeth Thieriot has resolved to continue her support of Mayan culture and community by creating a Mayan Nation Forum on the Decoding Baqtun website. The chatroom is dedicated to the memory of Apolinario Chile Pixtun, a Mayan Elder featured in the film..
“I am always in search of the optimum quality of life – I have found these answers through my journey with the Mayans. I am dedicated to the integrity of the film content and its accuracy. I recognize through my strong connection to the Mayan people and their value system, that the heritage, science and prophecies must be communicated to the world for our betterment.”
About the Filmmaker
Elisabeth Thieriot is a mother of two as well as an active San Francisco Bay Area philanthropist. She stays involved in many foundations including (but not limited to): St. Francis Hospital SF, Lifeline Humanitarian Foundation, Global Green USA, and the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation. She is also the creator of Replete Skincare. inspired in part by Mayan wisdom. And author of “Be Fabulous at Any Age; Creating Ageless Skin the Seasonal Living.”
The film is co-produced by Juan Diego Rodriguez,Ling Delgado and Eduardo Vertiz, and directed by Emiliano Chaparro, also the director of photography

Friday September 18, 2015 9:00pm - 11:00pm
LA Live Regal Cinema 1000 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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