A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.
―W. Durant
Apocalypto is a 2006 Mesoamerican adventure film directed and produced by Mel Gibson. It was written by Gibson and Farhad Safinia. Set in Peten, Guatemala, during the declining period of the Maya civilization, Apocalypto depicts the journey of a Mesoamerican tribesman who must escape human sacrifice and rescue his family after the capture and destruction of his village.

The film features a cast of Mayan people, and some other people of Native American descent. As the entire dialogue is in the Yucatec Maya language, it is accompanied by English subtitles.

Although the film was a critical and financial success, its depictions of indigenous cultures has sparked some controversy.


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