UTB/TSC Archives - Media
Mercado Sonora: A Traditional Healers Market
“El Mercado Sonora: A Traditional Healers Market” is an original documentary film co-produced by award-winning ethnographic film-makers and anthropologists Antonio Zavaleta, Michael Van Wagenen and Monica Delgado. The videographic field work for this production was done by Zavaleta in Mexico City in 1998. Van Wagenen and Delgado did editing and writing of scripts. El Mercado Sonora (also known as Mexico’s Witches Market) follows Alberto Salinas, native healer from the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, as he journeys to Mexico’s most famous market for medicinal plants and home remedies. Salinas walks through the market indicating interesting elements he finds special and rare items that he needs, and he discusses the importance of native healing traditions along the Texas-Mexico border.
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