A Culture Clings to Its Reflection in a Cleaned-Up Soap Opera – NYTimes.com

A Culture Clings to Its Reflection in a Cleaned-Up Soap Opera 

“Baktun” is as much a cultural journey as one of the heart, using a contemporary story line that blends Mayan ceremonies and beliefs with the tale of a young man who emigrates to New York City to work, distances himself from family and community — even becoming rusty in his language — and eventually returns and learns the value of preserving the community and not forgetting his roots

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