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NM Actor Stars in "Apocalypto"
12 January 2007

Raoul Trujillo lives in Las Trampas, NM, but his acting ability changes his name to Zero Wolf, a Mayan warrior, who becomes the leader of the bad guys in Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto".

The movie was shot in Catemaco, Mexico at one of the last remaining rainforests in that country. The setting stirs memories of the powerful Mayan civilization which once included five modern countries: Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador from 2400 BC to the 15th Century AD. The achievements of the Mayans were monumental and included their own writing system, a knowledge of astronomy, farming prowess, architectural skills, and a distinct and intricate art development.

The movie references the Yacatec Maya Language which has never been spoken outside of the Yucatan Peninsula. Its use contributes to the viewer's identification with the dying Mayan civilization. There is a disruption of life which follows the invasion by a violent force. A twist of fate takes a man on a desperate break to go home and to save his way of life. Love, action, and adventure may make your heart stop. If you want to prepare for this movie, you will want to travel to these links: