This is a project my supervisor, Eduardo Sanchez, in the Education Department at LACMA is doing in which he explores the presence of Mesoamerican culture in Los Angeles and posts these videos on YouTube. I found this video compelling for our topic of Heritage and Politics because it highlights the nascent changes which new technology is making on the power of heritage in politics. While traditionally and largely at this point, the control and manipulation of heritage lies with politicians and government, this video project is evidence of the possibilities new media has to shift those influences. When one individual with a video camera and some video editing software can choose what they value and share that in a public setting like YouTube, people can explore and express their identity on an individual basis. A Californian born to immigrant parents can identify with their Mexican roots, exploring the importance of the Ancient Maya within the largely Anglo dominated world of Los Angeles.