Don't Call Me Maria!

For women weavers in Guatemala, the name "Maria" is a racial epithet and reduces Mayan women to the status of a maid. Indigenous women are also teachers, lawyers, doctors, accountants and business women. They have become educated and empowered just 20 years after a peace accord called off the civil war waged against their people by their government and military. Now they seek recognition of their ancient craft, weaving, through changes in the copyright laws.