TAC International Film and Video Festival The Mystery of Chaco Canyon


This film is the summation of twenty years of research that examines the deep enigmas present in the massive prehistoric remains found in Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico. Between AD 850 and 1150, the Chacoan people designed and constructed massive ceremonial buildings in a complex celestial pattern throughout a vast desert region. Aerial and time lapse footage, computer modeling, and interviews with scholars show how the Chacoan culture designed, oriented, and located its major buildings in relationship to the sun and the moon.




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Length: 57 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Anna Sofaer, The Solstice Project 
Bullfrog Films



Festival Screenings and Awards:

Previously Screened At: Taos Talking Picture Festival; Aboriginal Voices Festival, Toronto; Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival; Heard Museum Indigenous Film Festival
Bronze Plaque: Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Silver Plaque: The Chicago International Television Competition