The Eagle's Children
movie

The Eagle's Children

Director: Pacho Lane

Year: 1998

Plot: "La Danza de la Conquista del Gran Tenochtitlan", also known as "Los Concheros", "Danza Azteca", & "Danza Chichimeca", traces its origins to pre-Columbian Nahua ("Aztec") roots. Its adherents are organized into dance groups, each led by a "Capitan de Danza", who must obey one of the "Generales" who head distinct lineages and claim to pass traditional lore down from before the Spanish invasion of Mexico. The "Danzantes" must take part in a complex series of "obligaciones" throughout the year. At the great annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Chalma, thousands of "Danzantes" from Mexico and the US gather for four days of ritual and dance. Since the 1960's, Mexican dance teachers like Florencio Yescas and Andres Segura have brought the "Danza" to the US. The Eagle's Children follows Mexican-American "Danzantes" to Chalma, Central Texas, and San Diego, as they rediscover their indigenous heritage. Allegra Fuller Snyder UCLA Dance Department—Pacho Lane
Original Title: The Eagle's Children
Director: Pacho Lane
Type: movie
Year: 1998
Genres: Documentary, Short
Cast: Felipe Aranda , Mario Aguilar , Florencio Gutierrez , Manuel Luna , Andres Segura
Runtimes: 39
Countries: Mexico , United States
Languages: English
Distributors: Ethnoscope Film & Video , Les Blank Films
Certificates: United States:Not Rated
Editor: Pacho Lane