Moses on the Mesa: Filming Across Cultures in NM

Friday Sept 27, 2019

Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque

5520 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
US

Phone: 332-0565
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Cost:

FREE

Contact:

Ivan Wiener

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Discover the magic of movie-making at this fun and thought-provoking panel where combined cultures, in front of and behind the camera, are the centerpiece of films and television shows made in NM.

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The first movie filmed in New Mexico was filmed and released in 1898 before New Mexico became a state. The film was a black and white silent documentary of Indian children attending school. The film was titled "Indian Day School," and filmed on location at the Isleta Pueblo by Thomas Edison.

Since then, there have been many memorable projects where different cultures have blended to create cinematic history in the Land of Enchantment. From Hispanic, Native American and Mexican to African American, Asian and Jewish, westerns, action/adventures, dramas, comedies and every other genre of film have touched us all in one way or another.

Discover the magic of movie-making at this fun and thought-provoking panel where combined cultures, in front of and behind the camera, are the centerpiece of some really cool films and television shows made right here in New Mexico.

Part of the discussion will be the crossing of cultures in the Jewish/Native American production, Moses on the Mesa.

Panelists include:

Paul Ratner

Petra Ratner

Robb Wilson King

Phyllis Wolf

Get your tickets and passes at abqfilmx.com/tickets-passes

See also: Reel World

Cinema Across Cultures

As its contribution to this year’s AFMX, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque presents the film-based panel discussion “Moses on the Mesa: Filming Across Cultures in New Mexico” on Friday, Sept. 27 starting at 10am. The event is described as “a thought-provoking panel where combined cultures, in front of and behind the camera, are the centerpiece of films and television shows made in New Mexico.” Countless films combining Hispanic, Native American, Mexican, African, Asian and Jewish perspectives have been shot in our state over the years. Part of the JCC’s discussion focuses on the crossing of cultures in the Jewish/Native American short film “Moses on the Mesa,” which tells the true-life story of Solomon Bibo, a Jewish immigrant who became governor of a Native America tribe during the days of the Wild West. Among the guests speaking at this panel are Paul and Petra Ratner (director and producer of “Moses on the Mesa”), Robb Wilson King (production designer for “Breaking Bad”) and Phyllis Wolf (program director at the JCC). Admission is free and open to the public. The JCC is located at 5520 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

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