Watching The First New Mexico Color Video Ever Recorded Will Transport You To Another Time In History

Since film’s earliest days, New Mexico has served as the inspirational backdrop for feature-length movies and TV dramas, much in the same way it has been a muse for artists. New Mexico has sweeping landscapes and well-preserved historic sites, not to mention a welcoming film industry that brings millions of dollars to the state’s economy.

In fact, did you know there are at least two notable movies filmed here in New Mexico that are an untold addition to cinematic history? The first was a short Edison Company production from 1898 called “Indian Day School.” A brief 50 seconds, this was the first film shot in New Mexico and one of the first west of the Mississippi.

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If you enjoy watching silent films, you can watch the movie in its entirety on the Independent Thinker YouTube Channel. It is also available as part of a DVD set, “Treasures III: Social Issues in American Film” from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Interested in other movies filmed in New Mexico? The Land of Enchantment has been the background for a lengthy number of movies and you can read about a handful of those in Most People Don’t Know These 15 Movies Were Filmed In New Mexico.

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