New Mexico PBS hosts a free advanced screening of “Native America” Friday, Oct. 19 from 7 – 9 p.m. in the KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Attendees must register for free tickets. Walk-ins are permitted based on availability.

The 60-minute preview will be followed by a panel discussion with the executive producer and director Gary Glassman, Anna Roosevelt of the Department of Anthropology at The University of Illinois at Chicago and Jim Enote (Zuni) CEO of Colorado Plateau Foundations. Gene Grant, the host of New Mexico in Focus, will moderate the panel discussion.

Patricia Crown, an archaeologist in UNM’s Department of Anthropology since 1993, will also be a participant in the screening. Crown has conducted field investigations in the Ancestral Pueblo, Mogollon and Hohokam areas of the American Southwest.

“Native America” explores the work created by America’s First Peoples. This is a four-part PBS series that reaches back 15,000 years to bring to life a land of massive cities aligned to the stars, sophisticated systems of science, spirituality, art, writing and 100 million people connected by social networks scanning two continents.

“Native America” was filmed in some of the most spectacular locations in the hemisphere, including Chaco Canyon and locations all across New Mexico.

Tune in to watch “Native America” beginning Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. on New Mexico PBS, channel 5.1.

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