Anyone can visit KNME TV and view some really great videos about New Mexico. Among them are Villa de Albuquerque, The Sandias (a documentary by Mike Smith of My Strange New Mexico) and From Curandera to Chupacabra.
I have spoke of The Sandias on one of my other blogs and The Sandias are an inescapable part of New Mexico, but so is Rudolfo Anaya. I have often wondered how people from out of state feel about Anaya's books. I know they are sold all over the world and yet I find it hard to imagine how anyone who is not from NM could quite understand them. They must seem very surreal with La Llorona, Chupacabra, Curanderas and all forms of myths and legends woven into a novel. Yet, that is New Mexico. Not all the time, but in those walks by the river or in the desert, in those quiet moments. Rudolfo is God like. He can take those stories that all New Mexicans must have heard as children and weave them into a novel that makes perfect and totally logical sense in the real world. Bless him!