La Frontera: Season 2, Episode 1 - Fronterizos of the Golden Coast

Darren Durlach | Documentary, Series

2023 | 55 minutes | United States

Pati Jinich travels from San Diego and Tijuana to Mexicali. She meets the golden coast fronterizos to experience the melding of cultures, cross-border collaborations, and explosive growth.


Pati Jinich travels from San Diego and Tijuana to Mexicali. She meets the fronterizos, or borderlanders, of the golden coast to experience the melding of cultures, cross-border collaborations, and explosive growth. She meets a muralist, joins in the first collaboration of two gay men’s choruses, tries wine aged in the ocean, gets in the boxing ring, and more.

Series Description
Savor the sights, sounds, and flavors of the U.S.-Mexico border alongside acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich as she experiences the region’s rich culture, people, and cuisine. Travel with Pati to El Paso, Ciudad Juárez, Laredo, Nuevo Laredo, McAllen, and Brownsville as she shares meals with locals from all walks of life and reflects on the melding of cultures.

Main credits

Durlach, Darren (film director)
Elvir, Renier (film producer)
Jinich, Pati (host)
Jinich, Pati (creator)

Other credits

Cinematography, Tyler Davis; editors, Scott Snider [and 6 others].

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DIRECTOR: Darren Durlach

NATIONALITY: United States

YEAR: 2023

GENRE: Documentary, Series

LANGUAGE: English; Spanish

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Upper Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Adults



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