[Procession in Santa Cruz, Guatemala]

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  •  Footage date-stamped 1 May 1997 shows a street performance in the town of Santa Cruz. Men are dressed in masks and costumes to entertain the onlookers while marimba music is being played. 
  •  Footage date-stamped 3 May 1997 shows the performers in costume standing among children on the street while marimba music is being played. A procession begins, led by the masked performers followed by people holding flowers, and people carrying an icon with small angel figurines and a cross. There is a religious ceremony held inside a small house. Back outside, the masked performers dance on the street for onlookers. 
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Title:[Procession in Santa Cruz, Guatemala]
Abstract:This video is one of Osorio's attempts to preserve the culture of Rabinal that was almost eradicated during the massacres of indigenous people by the military, most tragically in the 1980s.
Sequence:1 of 1
Alternative Title:[Imagenes de una Procesión en Santa Cruz]
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Creator
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Copyright holder
  • WITNESSRole: Copyright holder
  • Jésus Tecú OsorioRole: Videographer
University of Texas Libraries
Date Created:1997/05/01 - 1998/05/03
Topics:armed conflict and persecution--genocide
armed conflict and persecution--mass killings
advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--cultural repositories
Named Entitity:Maya Achi People
Geographic Focuses:North America--Guatemala--Departamento de Baja Verapaz--Municipio de Rabinal
Central America
Latin America
North America--Guatemala--Departamento de Baja Verapaz--Río Negro
Geographic Base:North America--Guatemala
Type of Resource:Moving image
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