La Chaîne from Fin du Monde, a dedicated television for the end of the world, that would happen on December 21, 2012, according to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, was launched in France by SyFy channel, owned by the American company NBC Universal.
The new TV channel will offer “a different perspective on the end of times” and issue for a month, until December 21, when “the world is supposed to end”
La Chaîne from Fin du Monde broadcasts movies, series and documentaries, including “Survivors”, “Invasion”, “The Body Snatchers”, “War of the Worlds”, “American Warships”, but also a special issue devoted to “the end of the world. ”
The new TV is available exclusively on the platform CanalSat in France and the French are preparing for ”the last day of their lives.”
“We hope you love the earth, the sea and the mountains, but above all, we hope that you love life (…) According to Mayan prophecies, the life will end on December 21, 2012. So take advantage! With the new La Chaîne from Fin du Monde from SyFy you can enjoy the apocalypse in another way. A month of destruction, a month of chills, but also a fun month. Are you Ready? With SyFy you will love the end of the world”, says in a video promoting the new TV show.
Hollywood theories about the end of the world says that during the winter solstice on December 21, the apocalypse will take place. But addressing mercantile and tourist event was denounced by indigenous organizations in Central America and Mexico, governments and entrepreneurs have complained that they have distorted the meaning of this holiday. In an interview with AFP, indigenous leader Alvaro Pop criticized Hollywood interpretation of this data would actually make only one cycle of the Mayan calendar.
Superstition that associates December 21 with a prophecy announcing the end of the world was indeed based on an American blockbusters, entitled “2012,” while many people worldwide build their shelters designed to survive in the face of disasters.
The target region – Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – events are constantly change schedules and cancellations are common.
Besides the official celebrations, indigenous groups descended from the Maya will hold their ceremonies in five sites and six natural areas considered sacred in their culture.
Mayan calendar consists of 18 months and 20 days, plus “wayeb” sacred month for five days. “B’aktun” is the longest drive in this system and amounts to 400 years. Great cycle contains 13 B’aktun, ie 5200 years.
Maya civilization, located in northern Central America, to its peak in the range between 250 AD and 900 AD, which was followed by a decline until the year 1200 AD (post-classical), and finally disappeared after the Spanish conquest.