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The Story is the Core

Screen shot of the opening image from our Big Read film featuring Rudolfo Anaya.

Rudolfo Anaya knows about story. For him, storytelling lies at the heart of, well, everything; it's what connects and shapes humanity. In the video below, Anaya shares the story behind the story of his seminal novel, Bless Me, Ultima. You can view either a long [26.38] or short version [9.17].

Bless Me, Ultima - The Film

If you'd like to learn more about Anaya or listen to our half-hour audio documentary about Bless Me, Ultima with excerpts read by actor Cheech Marin, please go to the Big Read website.


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