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.