Mayan Renaissance documents the ancient and modern political struggles of the Mayan people in Guatemala. Starting with the Spanish Conquest in 1519, all the way through to the triumphant struggle to have their political party officially recognized in their own country. The film features the efforts of 1992 Nobel Laureate and Maya leader Rigoberta Menchu Tum. All of the images, voices, expert commentary and music in the film come directly from Central America - the heart of the Mayan world.