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Videos Featuring the Artists

Introducing Paula Nicho Cúmez

This short film presents the prominent Kaqchikel artist​ Paula Nicho Cúmez speaking about her background and her art.


Paula Nicho Cúmez: Inspiration

In this short film the artist talks about the sources of her inspiration.



Paula Nicho Cúmez: 

My Second Skin

An eminent Maya artist from Guatemala talks about the importance of indigenous dress as a symbol of identity, and how this theme is reflected in her work.


She Is Everything: 

Maya Women in the Art of

Pedro Rafaél González Chavajay

This short documentary film features interviews with the eminent Tz'utuhil Maya artist Pedro Rafaél González Chavajay and insightful commentators.


The artist explains, "The deeper I got into the Maya traditions, the more I began to appreciate women." His works reveal Maya women as priests, as mothers and midwives, and as survivors of the 36-year internal conflict in Guatemala. Above all, the Maya women in his paintings represent hope for a world in peril.


Produced by Rita E. Moran and Rick Tejada-Flores                                       
Directed and Edited by Rick Tejada-Flores 

Running Time: 17:35 minutes

English or Spanish (NTSC)


Joseph Johnston

Art Director of Arte Maya Tz’utuhil 

Barbara Rogoff

Author of Developing Destinies: A Mayan Midwife and Town

Professor at University of California, Santa Cruz

Kathleen Mossman Vitale

Journalist; Co-founder of Endangered Threads Documentaries


Rita E. Moran

Director of Maya Woman: The Helen Moran Collection 

Rick Tejada Flores

Co-founder of Paradigm Productions

Major works include Orozco: Man of Fire; Rivera in America; The Fight in the Fields

Copyright © 2015 Rita E. Moran 
All rights reserved. 

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