Special guests include Garret Scott, director of Occupation: Dreamland, a melancholy portrait of American soldiers deployed in the Iraqi city of Falluja. Mona Mikhail, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at NYU, will be on hand to present her film Live on Stage: A Century and a Half of Theater in Egypt. Riad Hamad, Director of the Palestine Children's Welfare Fund, will discuss topics related to Lebanon and Palestine and will introduce several films.
Tickets are $8 general, $6 students. Day passes and full festival passes are also available. Tickets can be purchased at the Guild (3405 Central NE) and Page One Books (11018 Montgomery NE) or by phone at (505) 255-2067. A complete schedule of films and events is available online at nmmecca.com.
Special events include a hike up the Taos Ski Valley led by Everest guide Dave Hahn, a forum on uranium contamination and a discussion of the historic Valle Vidal with Martin Litton and Jim O'Donnell, director of the Coalition to Save the Valle Vidal.
Taos Mountain Film takes place Friday, Oct. 7, through Monday, Oct. 10. Individual tickets are $10. Passes are available. For a complete listing of films, events and venues, log on to mountainfilm.net.