DraMAYAma, a Space-Time Travel
Written, Filmed, Directed and Produced by Jeanette Groenendaal
Filmmaker Jeanette Groenendaal uses a magic-realist documentary method to take us on an emotional poetic research of the Astrological Cosmic Dance.
Through the eyes of TimeKeeper Branly Gio Lopez from Guatemala, we experience a space time travel through past, present and future along rituals for the Planets of our Solar System that still remained alive in the Dravidian Temples in the Vedic South of India.
Ever since the ‘End of the Mayan calendar’ Branly Researches technique and meaning of the Mayan Cosmology, but finds a painfully devastated culture in witch after 500 year Colonization, ancient rituals were merely banned as witchcraft.
During his vision quest he slowly recognizes roots in the echo of an old civilization.
Meanwhile the volcano erupts, the tempel elephant dies and the turtle breathes home.’
99 min | 4K, Dolby Surround | Release 2021
Co-Production Ted Baijings
Production G-network Film Foundation
Supported by Film Funds Netherlands
Spanish English Tamil Sanskrit Mayan languages
Subtitles in English Spanish and soon Russian
Director Jeanette Groenendaal
Starring Branly López Quemé
Editing Zoot Derks and Jeanette Groenendaal
Composers Stephanie Pan & Stelios Manousakis
Color Correction Jeroen Weeda
Sound Post Warning Studios
Post Prod. assistent zilfer de boer
Graphic Design Zilfer de Boer