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Filmmaker irrigates a flow of change through documentary
January 30, 2023
When asked about the one thing she wants people to take away from her films, tears formed in the eyes of Aracely “Arcie” Chapa, a documentary filmmaker and manager of multimedia services with the University of New Mexico’s Center for Regional Studies. She recounted a memory of attending a Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association competition. Her mother was a month away from dying.

Acequia documentary by UNM filmmaker to premiere at National Hispanic Cultural Center
January 27, 2023
Agua es vida. Water is life. In a new documentary film, award-winning film director and manager of Multimedia Services at The University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies Arcie Chapa examines the lifeblood of northern New Mexico communities in Acequias —The Legacy Lives On. The film, presented by UNM's Center for Regional Studies in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, will premiere Saturday, Jan. 28, at the NHCC. 

Film shines a light on the importance, history of acequias
January 25, 2023
Ten years. This is the time it’s taken Aracely Chapa to complete her latest project. On Saturday, Jan. 28, “Acequias: The Legacy Lives On,” will premiere at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Chapa began the research in 2013, when she received funding from the state Legislature for a film on acequias.