This film (Hi-8 color video, 20 min.) explores the knowledge and use of mushrooms by Tzeltal and Tzotzil Mayan Indians of Chiapas in southern Mexico. Filmed in 1992, the video includes a special participation by renowned California mycologist David Arora, author of the popular mushroom guides "Mushrooms Demystified" and "All that the Rain Promises and More."
Filmed and edited by Glenn H. Shepard
Produced in the Ethnographic Film Program at the University of California, Berkeley
copyright 1993, G.H. Shepard