THE MAYAN YEAR ZERO [documentary]
Director & photographer Wiek Lenssen, “Here is my filmed portrait of two leading representatives of the Guatemalan Maya Indians, Don Julian & Don Cirilo Alejandro Perez Oxlaj. They are medicine men, rainmakers and seers. I had the unique chance to follow them to a meeting of more than four hundred medicine men and women deep in the Colombian part of the Amazon rainforest, and film them there.
According to ancient myths, and to the prophecies by the attending people, the period from this gathering (in 1997) up to 2012 (the Indian year zero) would be a time of both great change and awakening for the whole world.
Now this intriguing anthropological document leaves us with many questions Because… The Year Zero (2012) has passed. After seeing this movie we can conclude which prophecies came true and which not. But have we entered the period of the Fifth Sun? Are we in the new Maya count of 5200 years in which mankind will achieve world harmony? Have the Mayans lost track of the exact year zero? Or did we not enter this new era at all?
Will the human race really begin to redefine its position towards nature, our planet, the animals and towards each other, on a global scale? Then we might conclude that after all we have indeed been transferred into the Fifth Sun.