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My Video scholarship 2010 entry: "Lost Mexico

MEXICO | Saturday, 31 July 2010 | Views [1921] | Comments [3] | Scholarship Entry

When I discovered La Mesilla, New Mexico, an old Mexican town near Juarez, México I got shocked:  How come people from other country conserve their past while in others old buildings are destroyed and historic facts are barely known? (I.e. in Juarez ended the Mexican revolution).

I wanted to show how people are aware and proud about their origins and that we should be too. So I planned to go back to La Mesilla and Albuquerque, but then I found something better: a Cowboy campsite near Las Cruces, to learn about their history, culture and customs with emphasis in their origins like Mexico and North Africa.

I began from scratch: searching how to do a documentary, learning to write a script, to drive in mountains (almost kill the motor), to download and use basic editing programs… using a digital camera! I enjoyed learning a lot!

I would never been so enthusiastic in this video if I wouldn’t haven't travelled in Europe and Asia; because I realized about the potential my region has, and now I love it and respect it more than ever. Therefore, my ambition is to teach respect and admiration within cultures, their nature and uniqueness. 

Tags: 2010 travel video scholarship, chihuahua, cowboys, dessert, mexico_1800, new mexico, scholarship 2010, world nomads

 

Comments

1

Hi, can you set this video to be public so we can please view for judging.
thank you

Simon

  simon_monk Aug 3, 2010 9:50 PM

2

Hi Simon, How can I do that?

  mexico_1800 Aug 4, 2010 1:44 AM

3

Done it!!! (I thought you were talking about the "Live" option).

  Nicia Aug 5, 2010 2:24 AM

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