In the Americas with David Yetman: Mexico City’s Markets: a Millennium of Trade & Blackfeet and Bison

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Thu, 05/05/2016 - 19:00

More film screenings from the In the Americas series, produced by David Yetman and local filmmaker Dan Duncan at the Loft Cinema: 

 

Mexico City’s Markets: a Millennium of Trade

The ancient Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlán was home to several great markets.As we travel through Mexico City, which sits on the foundations of the ancient Aztec home, we make a night stop in the historic flower market, brave our way through the controversial market of witches, and contemplate a bewildering array of merchandise at a flea market. Finally, we follow the route of ancient canals and board a boat for a ride through the market’s historic source, the floating gardens of Xochimilco.

Blackfeet and Bison

For well over a thousand years, the Blackfeet people of Montana have made their home where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park.
For them, the bison (or American buffalo, as they call it) has been central to their survival, their culture, and their way of life. We join them as they seek to expand their once-threatened tribal herds of bison. We venture inside the park to find why the Blackfeet viewed it as sacred ground.

 

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