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Chac: The Rain God (1974)

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A cult film from the 1970s, lost for years and now restored, Chac: The Rain God is based on ritual and legends from the Popul Vuh. This gorgeous film, shot in the Chiapas region of Mexico by Chilean director Rolando Klein, focuses on a small Tzeltal village during a terrible drought. Desperate for relief, thirteen men set out on a quest to save their people from starvation with a Diviner who takes them far from their own land on a strange journey.

Chac is magical, mystical and intensely visual. A dazzling portrait of a Native American spiritual quest, Chac is a visionary masterpiece as powerful and revolutionary as Walkabout, El Topo and Aguirre: The Wrath of God.

Pablo Canche Balam, Alonzo Mendez Ton, Sebastian Santis, Pedro Tiez, Antonio Castellanos
Rolando Klein
Tzeltal and Mayan dialects with English subtitles

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Writspirit, posted on June 13, 2016

It seems it is always within the nature of man to kill. Also to have little patience. Because of that, the God Chac demanded sacrifice and took the two enlightened ones out from among the ignorant. It also showed that power is in faith and unity. When the village became one single vibration they called the God of their desire. Yet there was corruption within the hearts of some and thus the magic demanded a price. That part was sad.

lynn19, posted on January 5, 2016

The mask worn in the ceremony has a nose (proboscis) that closely resembles the description and picture of one of the inner earth folks spoken of and depicted in Corey Goode's information posted just this morning here on gaiam, Cosmic Disclosure,

janepinter, posted on June 24, 2015

A touching movie about faith and patience. What makes it special is that the whole town took part in the movie.

ladymorosan, posted on June 7, 2015

A very moving story. Me cried. :' )

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