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Endangered Threads Documentaries


Endangered Threads Documentaries (ETD) is a legacy educational nonprofit focusing on Maya textiles and weaving in Guatemala and southern Mexico.  Indigenous art forms worldwide are threatened by global economic expansion and the homogenization of cultures.  ETD's work documents the history and practices of Maya weavers, with intimate views of them weaving and talking about their lives.

Viewers of ETD documentaries include staff and public audiences at museum exhibitions, anthropology teachers and students, fiber artists and weavers, textile enthusiasts and travelers.  ETD documentaries and videos also are used to educate Maya children on the colorful and creative history of weaving in their own culture.  Spanish and English soundtracks are included on most ETD productions. All of ETD's work is available free on the YouTube Endangered Threads Channel here.