The first film in a set of six on the 2007 Santa Fe Fiesta, an annual festival in New Mexico, this video is an introductory montage.

Scholars don't usually make such films, but they are useful for providing viewers with a quick audio-visual sense of what transpires at fiesta. The point of view is like that of a new resident or tourist asking, "What goes on here?" If you want to watch and listen analytically, ask yourself which sounds are synchronous with what you are seeing, and which sounds have been laid in from elsewhere in the fiesta. You hear only a few words from participants. Why? What is the effect?

This is the second version; the first was viewed 100 times.

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