December 15, 2018 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Film: Surviving Columbus: The Story of the Pueblo People
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

Film: Surviving Columbus: The Story of the Pueblo People

Arthur Bell Auditorium


This film follows the 450 year-relationship of the Pueblos and other cultures, beginning with the Spanish explorers in 1539.
The two-hour documentary includes stories from elders, interviews with scholars and leaders, archival photographs, historical accounts and re-enactments.
The program also explores their lives under the Spanish colonial period of the 18th Century, after Mexico's independence from Spain in the early 19th Century and then under the U.S. government. Today there are 45,000 Pueblos in New Mexico, in addition to 25,000 in the Hopi region of Arizona and in Texas.
Chino, who hosts the documentary, said "Surviving Columbus" not only illustrates the Pueblos' journey through history, it also became a personal journey for him. "I think what stood out most in putting together this documentary was to hear all the Pueblo voices, young and old, and the range of feeling and emotion about the historical encounter between the Pueblos and the Spaniards," he said. "Emotions (ranged) from anger to anguish to, just more recently among the young, feeling such hope."

Following the screening there will be a Q &A session with, Director, Diane Reyna/Taos Pueblo.

The screening is free to Museum members, and free with admission to the public. Seating is general.