Gibson will go to Mexico for his film's premiere



Gibson will go to Mexicofor his film's premiere
LOS ANGELES -- Mel Gibson will travel to Mexico this week for the Mexican premiere of his new movie "Apocalypto," about ancient Mayans, said 20th Century Fox publicist Christina Inman.
"Apocalypto" tells the story of the Mayan people -- who built a civilization in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras -- and is in a Mayan language. Gibson employed Mayans for the film and has said he wants to make the Mayan language "cool" again and encourage young people "to speak it with pride."
However, the movie also depicts Mayans as being extremely violent and carrying out beheadings and human sacrifices. Some Mayans descendants in Mexico and Guatemala say the portrayal is derogatory, showing them as being savage.
"Apocalypto" has broken box-office records for foreign-language films in its opening weekends in several countries, including Britain.
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