Director Mel Gibson / USA, Mexico/2006/Colour/138’/Yucatec Mayan
The Mayan kingdom is at the height of its opulence and power but the foundations of the empire are beginning to crumble. The leaders believe they must build more temples and sacrifice more people or their crops and citizens will die. Jaguar Paw, a peaceful hunter in a remote tribe, is captured along with his entire village in a raid. He is scheduled for a ritual sacrifice until he makes a daring escape and tries to make it back to his pregnant wife and son.
Director Mel Gibson Screenplay Mel Gibson, Farhad Safiniya
Producer Mel Gibson, Bruce Davey
DoP Dean Semler
Editor John Wright
Music James Horner
Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Ian Uriel