Mexico Releases First Maya-Speaking Television Soap Opera
A soap opera called “Baktun” spoken entirely in Maya will premiere to Mexican television audiences, featuring Maya actors from the Yucatan Peninsula with their dialogue captioned in Spanish.
The 21-episode soap series, which premiered at Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology in June, will be aired by Quintana Roo state television in August and is it set to hit YouTube soon.
The project—which focuses on modern Maya communities living in the Yucatan Peninsula and the problems they face—aims to preserve the indigenous language.
"Baktun" is produced and directed by documentary filmmaker Bruno Carcamo.