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Millsaps students promote documentary

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Millsaps College students spent some quality time with an Emmy-award winning director from National Geographic.

Doctor George Bey joined Jeremy Zipple, a Hattiesburg native, in promoting the National Geographic Documentary, "Quest for the Last Maya."

It was filmed last summer at Millsaps' Biocultural Reserve in Yucatan, Mexico.

National Geographic took notice of the work at the reserve after a 2010 article in USA Today reported on Bey's research about why the ancient Maya suddenly left their homes.

Bey is a Millsaps Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and some of his students went with him to conduct research. They will be featured in the film.

The documentary airs nationally on PBS, March 28th at 9pm.

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