The twins who tricked the Maya gods of death
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One day, twin brothers Junajpu and Ixb'alanke discovered their father's hidden ballgame equipment and began to play. Hearing their vigorous game, the lords of the underworld sent a messenger to challenge the boys to a match. Despite the danger, the twins nevertheless answered the call, making the trek to the great city of Xibalba. Who would emerge victorious? Ilan Stavans shares the Maya myth. [Directed by Arvind Singh Jeena and Nikhita Prabhudesai, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Adam Alexander, Bamm Bamm Wolfgang].