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The Santa Fe Fiesta is one of the oldest community celebrations in the United States. Looks at behind-the-scenes preparations as well as highlights of the celebration, focusing on the three primary cultures, Native Americans, Hispanic, and Anglo-American, that take part in the event.

The Cinema Guild, 130 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016-7038, Phone: (212)685-6242, Toll-free: 800-723-5522, Fax: (212)685-4717, Email:, URL:, Remarks: Some programs available in PAL & SECAM.

Available on Running time 47 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Fairs & Expositions, Native Americans, Hispanic Culture
Jeanette DeBouzak

Visitor Reviews

Gathering Up Again: Fiesta in Santa Fe
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First of all, the date for the original burning of Zozobra is WRONG; it was 1924 and NOT 1926. The film bills itself as from a native American perspective, but it is far more a justification of the event from a Santa Fe "Spanish" perspective. Only toward the end, does it get historically honest with the admission that this socalled "bloodless reconquest" was not such, especially in its continuation in 1693, when ca. 70 native Americans were executed as punishment for not cooperating with reconquest. There are numerous errors in the film. Many "officials" in the film push the notion that Fiesta, Santa Fe style, is a religious event. Viewers should notice that a major religious event in St. Francis Cathedral is poorly attended, i.e. half empty! It's basically a big party to feed one's face and make money for most concerned with historic and religious pretensions!