In the film, Mayan shaman Don Cirilo (Wandering Wolf) explains how the world has been destroyed and re-created four times. The Mayans call each re-created world a new world or Sun. Wandering Wolf continues to explain how their ancestors once lived in the land of Tulan (Atlantis) that was destroyed during the Great Deluge at the end of the 2nd Sun. The floods were caused by a pole shift. After the Great Deluge their ancestors fled to Yukatan Peninsula, Mexico. Don Cirilo claims that the pyramids, part of their ancestral heritage are still buried in the waters of the Bermuda Triangle. Archaeologists have recently confirmed these claims; they have found remains of what could be an antediluvian civilisation (Atlantis?) in the waters of the Bermudas and the Bimini islands.
Shaman Don Cirilo predicts changing weather patterns, an upsurge in major earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and an economic collapse. Eventually in the year Zero (2012), the Earth will be aligned to the central magnetic axis of the Milky Way that will cause the magnetic poles to flip again. The Sun will not be visible for 72 hours. This will mark the start of a new Great cycle of 5200 years, the birth of a new Age or what the Egyptians called the Zep Tepi, a first time.
What the film ‘The Year Zero’ clearly proves is that the Maya prophecies are not some old forgotten prophecies from the past, but are confirmed by Maya and native America Indians today, who after recognising the signs, have decided it is the time to bring them to the West.