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Director

Trudi Angell


Year

2021


Language

Spanish with English sub




Duration

86 minutes


Country

Mexico, Co-production - USA

Riders

Dario Higuera Meza


He is a ranching and leatherwork expert specializing in traditional gear used in Baja California Sur. Dario was a key character for the filming of the award-winning documentary, Corazón Vaquero in 2006/2007. Recently he has won several statewide recognitions for his continued work in teaching, promoting and inciting a revival of historic Californio ranching skills. Dario has earned the position of Director for the film. His story and knowledge weaves through the fabric of the film and leads us down the trail.

Luis Higuera Murillo


The youngest son of Dario Higuera Key element to pack train management, trail knowledge and construction of traditional gear used in the documentary.  

Ricardo Arce Aguilar


Age 35, lives in the Sierra San Francisco in central BCS. Ricardo’s screen-presence, music ability, trail-guide experience, and ranch and leatherworking knowledge makes him a perfect addition in our documentary.

Azucena Arce


Age 10, daughter of Ricardo, has grown up on road-less ranches. Riding outback trails and learning to herd and pack burros at a very young age, her genuine and competent trail-presence makes her an inspiring member of the team.

Luis Ramon Higuera


Age 8, is the son of Luis and the lucky grandson of Dario Higuera. Apple of his grandfather’s eye Ramoncito is the future generation to keep the historic talabartero (leatherworker) tradition alive.

Production Team

Trudi Angell


Film Director and Producer

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Trudi Angell


Film Director and Producer

Is an award-winning organizer of rural, sustainable tours in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Since 1986 she has organized mule-pack trips to renowned World Heritage Rock Art sites and famous road-less ranches, missions and villages in the heart of the peninsula. She was an Associate Producer in 2007 for Corazón Vaquero, a timely documentary portrait of Old Californio ranch lifestyle. Thirteen years later, at age 65, this is her first full-length documentary, having worn many sombreros for the past 4 years as Producer/Director/Head of Logistics/Translator and more!  

Elizabeth Moreno Damm


Cinematographer

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Elizabeth Moreno Damm


Cinematographer

Was born in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Having studied photography at Colorado Mountain College and specializing in Fine Art Printing and Documentary video later on, Elizabeth’s medium of ‘artistry with light’ has led her to a profession as a freelance photographer in her home city. She focuses on the intimacies of the Rural Ranching Culture on the peninsula and the environment transformation happening in this area of Mexico. She recently published her first book “Cerca de la tierra”.

Alejandro Rivas Sánchez


Cinematographer

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Alejandro Rivas Sánchez


Cinematographer

Lives in La Paz, Baja California Sur, since 2005. It is known for his book “Tendiendo Redes” and for his short documentaries related to the cultural and natural heritage of the peninsula. His documentary work has been recognized with different awards, among them is the “National Journalism Prize – Fernando Benitez”. At this time, he is member of “Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte” working on a project about underwater landscape.

Erik Stevens


Co-Producer, Video, RED, and Editor

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Erik Stevens


Co-Producer, Video, RED, and Editor

Native of San Francisco, Ca. He is a writer and videographer who has been traveling the world and focused on natural history for over 30 years. He began making nature videos in BCS in 2013 and now spends his time exploring, recording and writing on the culture and natural beauty of the peninsula.

Sergio Castro


Editor - Post Production Supervisor

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Sergio Castro


Editor - Post Production Supervisor

Since young, Sergio Castro has had an interest in music and cinema. He was born in La Paz and has been living for the past 6 years in Mexico City. His heart is in BCS but his editing skills have flourished there. He specialized in Film Editing, because it is there where he found the connection between the visual and musical language. Since his arrival to Mexico City, he has worked in documentaries: Deportees Welcome (Aljazeera), Misterios del Inframundo (NatGeo) and on television series: Sitiados México (FOX), Run Coyote Run (FOX) and ¿Quién mató a Sara? (Netflix). In 2019, he edited his first Full Length Documentary, called La Recua, which he feels is the most personal and trascendental project he has worked on.

Rogelio Muñoz


Sound Designer

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Rogelio Muñoz


Sound Designer

Was born and raised in Baja California Sur and studied live sound engineering in Guadalajara, Mexico. Rogelio has lived in La Paz for most of his life, has worked in Guadalajara and BCS area on many projects and films. He is considered one of the best sound engineers on the peninsula.

Leonardo Simoes


Animator and Post-Production Supervisor

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Leonardo Simoes


Animator and Post-Production Supervisor

Hails form Portugal, studied in Guadalajara and has been living in La Paz for 8 years. Our go-to genius for technical issues, Leo is one of the most focused filmmakers in his craft.

Andrés Ozawa


Script Writer

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Andrés Ozawa


Script Writer

Was born in La Paz and was a valued team member for the post production of La Recua by bringing different story-vision into perspective.

Fermín Reygadas Dahl


Consultant

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Fermín Reygadas Dahl


Consultant

Has been living, researching and teaching in La Paz for over 40 years. Fermín is currently working on publishing a book on the History of Leatherworking especially related to techniques in Baja California Sur.

Alvaro Castro


Sound Designer - Re-recording Mixer - Additional Music

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Alvaro Castro


Sound Designer - Re-recording Mixer - Additional Music

Born in La Paz, works as an audio engineer in direct sound & sound design in Mexico City and has jumped back into his desert roots to produce a sense of place via sound in La Recua.

Alejandro Guerrero


Music Composer

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Alejandro Guerrero


Music Composer

Was born in La Paz BCS and trained in various regions of Mexico. He is a musician trained in classical guitar, flamenco, plus many other genres of guitar, drums and more. His experience teaching children and young adults, conducting orchestras, and making professional music presentations throughout Mexico and the world, belies his young age.

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