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Endangered Threads Documentaries


Endangered Threads Documentaries (ETD) is an 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 DVDs document 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 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.  ETD is a small 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in California.