Acequias – The Legacy Lives On

Aracely “Arcie” Chapa, Director

Acequias: The Legacy Lives On is a fifty-six minute and forty-six second visually stunning documentary film about New Mexico's enduring acequias as seen through the eyes of farmers, advocates, scholars, practitioners, and members of the community. In January of 2023, award-winning filmmaker, Aracely "Arcie" Chapa, began presenting her emotional and reverential tribute to acequias' past, present and future. With funding from UNM's Center for Regional Studies, the film unfolds through a series of storylines including the acequias' current challenges, such as climate change and water rights transfers, their important role in the development of local food sheds, and the economic opportunity they provide for members of rural communities.

 View the complete film: https://portal.knme.org/video/acequias-the-legacy-lives-on-ff9qji/ 

 

2023 Trailer

Aracely “Arcie” Chapa, Director

 

2018 Trailer

Aracely “Arcie” Chapa, Director

More beautiful footage . . .

Acequia cleaning and first acequia waters in Taos 

Spring headwaters of the Rio Grande for snow melt 

Summer seasonal footage in the Socorro area 

Fall seasonal footage near Chimayo and Mora areas 

Fall seasonal footage and farmer Don Bustos in Espanola/Taos area 

Fall seasonal footage and farmer Don Bustos in Espanola/Taos area 

Fall seasonal footage and farmer Don Bustos in Espanola/Taos area 

Trampas acequia - Spring cleaning

Trampas acequia - Opening of the first waters

 Los Luceros Historic Site Teaser

The Middle Rio Grande