Photo: Raul Julia's son Producing 2012 Documentary
There are more than 3 million websites on the internet dedicated to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in 2012 and therefore they will welcome the announcement just made by the Mexican government. Confidential information about the Mayans, kept secret by the government will be released for the making of a 2012 documentary.
For some, 2012 is synonym of apocalypse, doom, earthquakes, fire, tsunamis and John Cusack freaking out; the more collected and less superstitious take comfort in the idea that the ending of a calendar doesn’t necessarily mean the end of times but the “end of a cycle,” and most likely next year and its 21 of December, will be like any other year and any other December 21st.
Raúl Julia-Levy, son of the late Raúl Julia alleges that for the past 80 years, the Mexican government has been keeping sensitive information about the Mayans hidden to the public.
Julia-Levy said that former Mexican President and family friend Vicente Fox made him aware of the secret information about the Mayans and that for the last 4 years he pushed the government of Felipe Calderón to release this information, and allow him to shoot a documentary about it, and about the new sites that have been recently discovered in secret rooms inside Mayan pyramids.
Juan Carlos Rulfo (2006 Sundance Winner for “In The Pit”) will direct the documentary which will begin shooting this year. Producers say it will carry an important message for the entire humanity, about the way we live, and the way we’ve used our planet.
By order of the Mexican Government, all information must remain secret until the day of the premiere, next fall… Is it protection of information, or just a marketing ploy for the new film?
What do you think?