Food is a critical element in any culture. In New Mexico's vibrant culture, no food stands above the chile plant, which is revered for its unique taste and quality. For generations, the chile farmers of New Mexico have devoted and dedicated their lives to growing and developing the chile plant. This project and the film, The Chile Film, La Sangre Rojo y Verde de Nuevo Mexico (available on DVD in the Media Center of Love Library), explore the special appeal of chile, and how it has become an integral part of the culture of New Mexico. Using a participatory method of documentary filmmaking and New Mexico's landscape as a backdrop, The Chile Film, La Sangre Rojo y Verde de Nuevo Mexico is an exploration of the heart of New Mexican culture and way of life.