La Frontera: Season 2, Episode 2 - Ancient Seeds & Desert Ghosts

Darren Durlach | Documentary, Series

2023 | 55 minutes | United States

Pati Jinich travels along both sides of the Arizona-Sonora border through some of the most untouched places in North America.


Pati Jinich travels along both sides of the Arizona-Sonora border through some of the most untouched places in North America. She explores a playground for dentists, hunts for an ancient chile, meets the caretaker of a ghost town, drops water for migrants in the desert, meets a painter with a dark past, and much 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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