dario rides again

LA RECUA – THE MULE PACK TRAIN

Gold Remi Winner worldfest houston
winner award of merit indiefest film awards
santa barbara internationsl film festival award
mexican film recognition
maui film festival
san frencisco international film festival official selection

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“Wonderful job on La Recua!”

~ Robert M. Senkewicz
Prof. of History Emeritus, SCU

“Lovely. The way it flows like El Camino Real, and the essence of it …the Heart.”

~ Tracy Durlan
Artist, Todos Santos, BCS

“It is a true tribute to the region, it’s people, their culture and traditions!”

~ Xavier Breña
Trail rider

“La Recua is superb!… it manages to tell a complete story of a man, his society and culture through the journey of the Recua”

~ Paul Ganster PhD
Institute for Regional Studies of the Californias – SDSU

RECUA [ rék – wah ]

Group of cargo animals.
From the arabic classic
rákbah (Caravan)

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 the capital city of La Paz. 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 rocky, forgotten trails in order to honor the memory of Lower California’s “long-haul” equine merchants – the muleteers of Baja’s donkey pack-trains.

ABOUT LA RECUA
la recua mule pack train movie

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Co-Directors
Trudi Angell
Dario Higuera Meza

Language
Spanish with English subtitle

Filmed in 2018 / Completed in 2021
Mexico, Co-production – USA

Duration
86 minutes