Screening: Dance of the Maize God

Directed by David Lebrun (United States, 2014)

Film screening and Director's talk 

November 24, 2014


OUT OF THE MAYA TOMBS Trailer (formerly Dance of the Maize God)

Event Description

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with David Lebrun, the film’s director; Matthew Robb, curator of the Arts of the Americas at the DeYoung Museum; and Carla Shapreau, lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Law.


“Dance of the Maize God” enters the world of exquisitely painted Maya vases to explore the royal life and rich mythology of the ancient Maya, as well as the tangled issues involved in the collection and study of looted art. 96 minutes. Spanish and English with English subtitles.


Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, the Townsend Center, the Department of Anthropology, and the Department of History of Art.

“‘Dance of the Maize God’ does an amazing job at capturing the wonder… and capturing the loss...” — Donna Yates,