Bellota - A Story of Round-Up (1969)

The disappearing traditions of the old cattle ranches of the Southwest are presented in BELLOTA. This 1969 film concentrates on five Mexican American vacquero-cowboys riding a month-long roundup on an 82,000 acre ranch in the rugged high country of Southern Arizona.

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1970 Blue Ribbon Award, American Film Festival, NYC

1970 Golden Eagle, CINE, Washington, D.C.

1971 Ohio State University Broadcasting Award

1973 Golden Eagle, Padua, Italy Fourth International Film Festival


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Philip Spalding, the distributor Philip Spalding, or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Philip Spalding
  • Produced by: The University of Arizona Radio-TV Bureau
  • Cinematographer: Philip Spalding, Harry Atwood
  • Sound: Harry Atwood
  • Editor: Philip Spalding, Harry Atwood
  • Other Credits: Written and Directed by Philip Spalding, Music by Robert Muczynski
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • ©1969 University of Arizona Radio-TV Bureau
  • 32 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    AgricultureHispanic CultureRural LifeWork