El Cid is the subject of the oldest extant Spanish epic poem Cantar de Mio Cid. Angel Cervantes will show a short documentary on the life of El Cid. He will have a short discussion on his descendants and the possible connection to New Mexico families. In addition, he will also discuss the historiography of El Cid and his legacy in Spanish history. The following questions will be answered: Who was he? What is the true history? and Who are his descendants?