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Darío Higuera Meza, a traditional saddle maker in Baja California, Sur, Mexico, turned 70 in 2018. In March that year, he traveled 200 miles in 20 days by mule-back, herding a pack train of donkeys from an oasis in the heart of the Sierra de la Giganta, all the way to La Paz. He and his family packed a load of Goat Cheese, Dates, Sugar-cane Candy, and 10 gallons of famous Comondú Wine… just for the sake of history! Fearing that the old traditions might be lost forever, he overcame hardships of health, rattlesnakes, and hot days on dusty, forgotten trails in order to honor the memory of Lower California’s “long-haul” equine merchants - Los Arrieros de las Recuas - the muleteers of Baja’s donkey pack-trains.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Country
    Mexico
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  • Director
    Trudi Angell, Dario Higuera Meza
  • Screenwriter
    Andrés Ozawa
  • Producer
    Trudi Angell
  • Co-Producer
    Erik Stevens
  • Cast
    Darío Higuera Meza, Luis Higuera Murillo, Ricardo Arce Aguilar, Azucena Arce, Luis Ramon Higuera, Jose ‘Che” Martinez
  • Cinematographer
    Elizabeth Moreno Damm, Alejandro Rivas Sánchez
  • Editor
    Sergio Castro, Erik Stevens
  • Sound Design
    Alvaro Castro, Rogelio Muñoz
  • Music
    Alejandro Guerrero