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Festival Day –  Experience the Secret City Unlocked!

Dr. Alex Wellerstein, Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies (STS) in the College of Arts and Letters at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, discusses espionage in the Manhattan Project.
In 1943, the top scientists from the United States and other nations gathered in Los Alamos, NM for the Manhattan Project. Among them was physicist Hugh Bradner. With informal permission from the U.S. Army, he shot a collection of home movies of life in a place that officially didn’t exist, and of people working on a project that ultimately changed history. His footage represents the only look at life in the Los Alamos area during that time.
For decades, area residents whispered about what the government was doing deep inside the walls of Los Alamos Canyon.
This short film, tells the story of the Manhattan Project and Los Alamos from 1942–1945, and is featured daily at the Bradbury Science Museum.

New Mexico True Stories

Sculptor Michael Naranjo never gets to see the beauty of his own work. Blind since a war injury in Vietnam, he sculpts purely from feel, and from memory. The wildlife and the Native American dancers of his childhood take shape in clay with the fluid motion of his hands, one of them also badly injured in the war. The artist’s New Mexico True Story is inspiring, as he delights the eyes of others with his work. #NewMexicoTRUE

In late February, 2015, the largest storm in a decade blanketed New Mexico with more than 70 inches of snow. We were ready with our skis and boards. Here’s how it all went down. #NewMexicoTRUE

Why stand when you can soar? Inspired by the thousands of birds that migrate to New Mexico every year, Taos photographer and pilot Chris Dahl-Bredine makes his dream a reality in the sky above the Rio Grande. Without windows or walls, Chris experiences true freedom. See his breathtaking birds-eye view of the Land of Enchantment in this New Mexico True Story, “Migration” to the sounds of Sigur Ros. #NewMexicoTRUE