Apocalypto is a 2006 American epic action-adventure film directed by Mel Gibson. It was written by Gibson and Farhad Safinia. Set in Yucatan, Mexico, 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 Mayas, and some other people of Native American descent. Its Yucatec Maya dialogue is accompanied by subtitles.
Although the film was a financial success, its depictions of native cultures sparked controversy.
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