Ixim: A Mayan Story About Corn

Guatemala Food + Drink Culture Languages Interviews Travel Journalism Religion Documentaries

There are over 20 different Mayan languages, and of all of the variations there is only one word common to all: ixim (pronounced 'ee-sheem'). It means corn. In this short film, the Q'eqchi people of Guatemala tell their origin story and illustrate the importance of this crop to their lives and culture.

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