Violet Crown Sneak Previews

On Thursday October 12th at Santa Fe's Violet Crown Cinema, The Wisdom Archive presented a sneak preview of their new film "The Last Shepherds"! We sold out three theaters and had Q and A with Antonio and Molly Manzanares, Nick Herrera and Filmmakers Chris Beaver and Scott Andrews after each screening!

"Antonio and Molly Manzanares: The Last Shepherds"

In the late 1800's, hundreds of shepherds grazed flocks of a thousand or more sheep in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. Today, Antonio and Molly Manzanares run the last such flock. Limited by government regulations, a lack of young people willing to take on the work, and a market flooded by cheap imports, Antonio and Molly have begun to ask themselves, "Are we the last?"

A film by Scott Andrews, 38 minutes

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Recuerdo: Nicholas Herrera, Land, Water, Art

Behind the scenes with renowned artist and Santero Nicholas Herrera of El Rito as he tends his land and paints in his studio. Recent winner of the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, Herrera's life and work is an ongoing remembrance of the land, water, and artistic traditions of Northern New Mexico.

A Film by Christopher Beaver, 18 minutes

Edgar Gonzalez: Mezcalero!

In the highland rainforest, four hours Northeast of Oaxaca, and just outside the Zapotec village of San Cristobal Lachirioag, Edgar Gonzalez is recovering an ancient tradition while combatting the culture destroying loss of young people from his community. At his homegrown "palenque" or distillery, he, his family, and a growing group of workers are again handcrafting the sacred spirit of their forefathers- Mezcal!

Directed by Scott Andrews, Photographed by Scott Andrews and Christopher Beaver, 16 minutes