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Synopsis

 

In the 18th and 19th centuries, mestizo families from the Tucson Presidio area populated and developed ranches near the San Pedro River which provided cattle and produce to Tucson and surrounding forts. Surnames such as Soza, Apodaca, Gamez, Araiza, Pacheco, and Vasquez are just a few of the families that thrived and prospered along the beloved river and contributed greatly to the development of Tucson.

 

One of these ranchers was Don Tomás Munguía, whose home still stands along the San Pedro River after 135+ years. In 2005, preservation archaeologist Jacquie Dale, submitted the Munguía homestead to the Arizona Site Steward program for protection and monitoring. 17 years later, filmmaker and site steward Kiersten Dunbar Chace, visits the Munguía site to monitor and document the home and discovers a rich ancestry dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. 

 

Cast includes Monica Dunbar Herrera Smith, great-granddaughter of Tomás Munguía, Homer Thiel from the Tucson Presidio, Jacquie Dale Preservation Archaeologist, and Eddie Araiza (98-year-old) who recounts his encounters with Tomás Munguía as a small child. 

This is an educational film produced for and supported by the Arizona Site Steward Program, Arizona Bureau of Land Management, and Arizona State Parks. 2022

WATCH MOVIE HERE

Executive Producers

Monica Dunbar Herrera Smith

Kiersten Dunbar Chace

Producer / Director

Kiersten Dunbar Chace

Researchers:

Monica Dunbar Herrera Smith

Homer Theil 

Jacquie Dale

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC COMPOSED BY

Ismael Barajas
Copyright 2022©


Mona
Pajarito
Rondeña
Saeta por Seguirías
Rio Santa Cruz
Militar
Campos
Caballo de Bronce
Paz y Soledad
Adiós

CAST

Monica Dunbar Smith

Homer Thiel 

Jacquie Dale

Eddie Araiza

Jeffrey Dunbar Herrera

Christopher Dunbar Herrera

NARRATION

Christopher Dunbar Herrera

PHOTOGRAPHY

Kiersten Dunbar Chace

Copyright 2022 © Mondé World Films

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