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Sentinels of Silence

Mexico, 1971 (MIFF 1972)

Director: Robert Amram

A documentary showing the major pre-Columbian ruins of Mexico. Narrated by Orson Welles, the film conveys a spiritual and aesthetic impression of ancient civilizations.

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