Tree of Life (1973)

More than an anthropological documentary, this rare, beautifully made record of the Volador ritual as performed by the Totonac Indians of Huehuetla, Puebla, Mexico, brings alive the mythic dimensions of ritual communal celebration. The Voladores (Flyers) ritual dates back to 500 A.D. The soundtrack consists of flute and drum music, with narration taken from 15th century Nahuatl poetry. Produced and directed by Bruce “Pacho” Lane. 30 minutes. ISBN: 0-933621-30-2.

* DVD contains an additional 62 minutes of additional footage with two other films by Pacho Lane on Indian Mexico