Brent Winebrenner - Guatemala: The Land of the Maya (Film)
Program Date: January 16, 2019
This film begins by exploring the achievements of the ancient Maya by visiting fabled places like El Mirador, Tikal and Yaxha. It examines the historic tension between Mayan traditions and Spanish colonialism, using the religious pageantry of Antigua’s Easter Week celebration to provide a cinematic backdrop for the fascinating conversation. It documents contemporary Mayan culture in Lake Atitlan where weavers spin cotton by hand and rely on the natural dyes and back strap looms to create world-class textiles.
Brent is a Santa Barbara, CA based freelance editorial and corporate location photographer, filmmaker and producer with experience in over 60 countries. His stock photographs and footage are represented by Lonely Planet Images, Moodboard and DV Archives. He was the principal photographer for three Rizzoli coffee table books.
Brent taught location lighting and editorial photography at Brooks Institute, is on the faculty of eclipse Photography Institute and is currently developing a course for Lynda.com.