As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.

  • Starring: Rudy Youngblood and Dalia Hernandez
  • Director(s): Mel Gibson
  • Producer(s): Mel Gibson
  • Screenwriter(s): Mel Gibson, Farhad Safinia
  • Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures
  • Release Date: Friday, December 08, 2006

Featured Animal Action

American Humane's Film & Television Unit did not monitor the foreign production Apocalypto. The Film Unit's work is funded by a grant from the Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund, which is administered by trustees from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). This grant allocates resources solely to cover SAG domestic projects working under the SAG/Producers codified agreement.

Productions filming outside the United States do have the option of contracting for American Humane's monitoring services. However, this does not guarantee that the film will receive an end credit disclaimer, as it is awarded exclusively on the basis of the treatment of the animals during production. The filmmakers did not request our services for this production, and since American Humane was not present to witness the animal action firsthand, we are rating the film "Not Monitored.