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¿Que Pasa, Raza? Free Film Series

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  • 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Center for the Arts

Join Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) for “¿Que Pasa, Raza?,” a three-part film series celebrating Chicanx culture and legacyfeaturing filmmakers Aracely Chapa, Danny Lyon, Michael Ramsey and Daniel Tso.

Tuesday, Aug. 29: "Acequias: TheLegacy Lives On," directed by Aracely Chapa. This deeply movingdocumentary delves into the historical significance and continued importance ofacequias in sustaining communities and preserving cultural traditions.

Wednesday, Aug. 30: "LittleBoy," an evocative film titled for the atomic bomb built in New Mexico anddropped on Hiroshima. Director Danny Lyon explores the harsh realities ofChicano and Native life in New Mexico in 1977, weaving a sobering narrativethat resonates with viewers of all backgrounds. The film reflects on whetherthe nuclear industry benefited the material conditions of people in NorthernNew Mexico in the 1970s.

Thursday, Aug. 31: "Our Story: TheIndigenous Led Fight to Protect Greater Chaco," a powerful collaborationbetween Michael Ramsey and Daniel Tso. This gripping documentary chronicles theongoing efforts of indigenous communities to safeguard their sacred lands fromenvironmental threats. The film is narrated by Somáh Haaland, a media organizerfor Pueblo Action Alliance.

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