Old educational series -- searching for title
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Asked by: bjdibbern-ga
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25 Aug 2006 21:28 PDT
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Question ID: 759654
I am trying to determine the name of an old documentary/kids educational series. It was a short sort of educational adventure that took place somewhere in mexico. Some kids lived/worked on a boat with parent(s) and throughout the "series" the figure out that some people are looting ancient aztec/mayan artifacts by using some ancient mayan/aztec way of navigating a coral reef that usually blocks access to the port (they do this at night). At the end of every "episode" they have some short educational bit relating to the plot in the current episode. I remember they had an episode involving lots of diving and then went to a clip at the end about the bends. Another time I THINK they had something about people who have lost a leg/limb. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!
Re: Old educational series -- searching for title
Answered By: juggler-ga on 25 Aug 2006 23:10 PDT
Hello. I believe that your series was "The Second Voyage of the Mimi" (1988). " On its second voyage, the Mimi crew--which includes several youngsters-- head for Mexico to study the ancient Maya civilization, Trying to solve an archaeological mystery they find a lost Mayan city and run into a gang of looters who are smuggling out artifacts They visit with Mayan villagers and scientists and are helped by local people. They visit the Montverdi cloud forest in Costa Rica and learn about its ecosystem. A Mayan scientist shows them ancient solar and star timekeeping features of the old buildings." http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maya/maya2.html "... The Second Voyage of the Mimi. It consists of an informative series of episodes and expeditions on video tape and books. The episodes tell a story about a group of people studying the ancient ruins of the Maya. As the story unfolds, they find out there are looters taking artifacts from the ruins and selling them for thousands of dollars. Eventually they are caught and justice prevails. The Mimi is the ship they use to travel around the Yucatan Peninsula." http://licking.k12.mo.us/2003-2004/es/gate/newsletters/jano3.htm The video series is available for purchase at sunburst.com: http://store.sunburst.com/ProductInfo.aspx?itemid=186326 In an interesting bit of trivia, the cast included a young Ben Affleck. See Internet Movie Database: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0278695/ -------- search strategy: "children's television" "mayan ruins "second voyage of the mimi" mayan looters I hope this helps.
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VERY VERY VERY helpful. I didnt think it existed still
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