Breaking Borders Sneak Peek Pictures

Go behind the scenes with seasoned journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio as they travel around the world, visiting locations including Jerusalem, Mexico, Cuba and Ireland to learn whether opposing sides of a conflict can come together for a meal and conversation.

Watch the series premiere of Breaking Borders on Sunday, March 15, at 9|8c.

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View from Our Gurkha Houseboat

View from Our Gurkha Houseboat

From the balcony of their Gurkha houseboat, Mariana and Michael have a beautiful view of Nagin Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. 960 1280

  

Tea Time

Tea Time

Mariana and Michael's first activity in Kashmir is having hot tea with local guide/fixer Faisul Yaseen. 960 1280

  

Inside of the Gurkha Houseboat

Inside of the Gurkha Houseboat

The ornate interior of the Gurkha houseboat. The wood paneling is all handmade. 960 1280

  

Transport by Shikara (Wooden Boat)

Transport by Shikara (Wooden Boat)

A traditional and colorful shikara (wooden boat) on Nagin Lake. 960 1280

  

Srinagar's Marketplace

Srinagar's Marketplace

Srinagar's marketplace, where Michael and Mariana purchased a variety of spices and ingredients for their dinner. 960 1280

  

Wazwan Preperation

Wazwan Preperation

In Srinagar, cooks, or wazas, prepare 36 different traditional meals known as wazwan. This many dishes is normally to celebrate a wedding. 960 1280

  

Street Food

Street Food

Kashmir's street-food scene. 960 1280

  

Where the Children Rest

Where the Children Rest

The graves of children who were victims of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.  960 1280

  

Chef Michael Voltaggio at Work

Chef Michael Voltaggio at Work

Mariana van Zeller takes a peek at the lamb kebabs that chef Michael Voltaggio has prepared for the final dinner on the houseboat in Srinagar. 960 1280

  

Kebabs

Kebabs

The appetizing lamb kebabs on the grill. 960 1280

  

Dinner is Served!

Dinner is Served!

Michael introduces his dishes to the guests at the dinner table. 960 1280

  

Welcome to Nogales, Arizona

Welcome to Nogales, Arizona

Michael Voltaggio and Mariana van Zeller pose for the camera in Nogales, AZ, just a few minutes from the Arizona-Mexico border and Heroica Nogales, Mexico. 960 1280

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Lunch at Chuyitos food truck

Lunch at Chuyitos food truck

Michael and Mariana dig in to the famous Sonoran hot dog at the Chuyitos food truck. 960 1280

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Sightseeing Along the US-Mexico Border

Sightseeing Along the US-Mexico Border

Michael and Mariana walk alongside a graffitied wall near the border. 960 1280

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In Honor of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez

In Honor of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez

A large mural of a young Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez on horseback hangs on the wall in Nogales, Mexico. The 16-year-old boy was killed by US Border Patrol in 2012.  960 1280

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Moment of Reflection

Moment of Reflection

Michael and Mariana reflect on what they’ve learned so far along the US-Mexico border. 960 1280

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La Posada Restaurant

La Posada Restaurant

Outside La Posada Restaurant in Nogales, Mexico, which has been serving authentic Mexican food to the community for more than 50 years. Related Video: Mexico's Cuisine 960 1280

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Owner of La Posada Restaurant

Owner of La Posada Restaurant

Michael and Mariana speak with the owner of La Posada Restaurant. 960 1280

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Interview with Peg Bowden

Interview with Peg Bowden

Michael and Mariana speak with Peg Bowden, a volunteer at El Comedor immigrant center in Nogales, Mexico. Peg lives in Arizona, 12 miles from the Mexican border. 960 1280

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El Comedor Immigrant Center

El Comedor Immigrant Center

Migrants are given a meal, clean clothes and shoes at El Comedor immigrant center. 960 1280

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Border Patrol's Minuteman

Border Patrol's Minuteman

Mariana and Michael speak with Robert Crooks, a Minuteman, in the Sonoran Desert near Casa Grande, AZ. Minutemen are unofficial US-Mexico border patrols. 960 1280

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Visiting the US-Mexico Border

Visiting the US-Mexico Border

Mariana and Michael converse after meeting with Robert Crooks. 960 1280

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Walking J Farm

Walking J Farm

Mariana and Michael visit Walking J Farm, which is known for its organic vegetables. 960 1280

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Jim Chilton's Open Ranch

Jim Chilton's Open Ranch

Mariana speaks with Arizona rancher Jim Chilton, whose ranch borders Mexico but has no fences or walls marking the boundary. 960 1280

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Dinner Prep

Dinner Prep

Michael prepares vegetables in the kitchen of Hacienda Corona de Guevavi, the site of the dinner between opposing sides of the immigration debate on the US-Mexico border. 960 1280

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What's for dinner, Michael?

What's for dinner, Michael?

One of Michael's dishes for the dinner: chicken with yellow-tomato enchilada sauce. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

On the Menu

On the Menu

Michael prepared an array of dishes for the dinner, including radish and carrot salad with carrot-top dressing; beef-tongue fajitas with onions, peppers, coriander and lime; Caesar salad; "flower" tortillas (corn tortillas stuffed with flowers); sweet potato gratin, made with sweet potatoes, Cotija cheese, chili and cream; roast pork shoulder with soy-mustard-butter sauce; and finally, pig ear and fennel salad. 960 1280

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Cheers!

Cheers!

Michael and Mariana share a toast with their dinner guests, who are on opposing sides of the immigration debate, at Hacienda Corona de Guevavi. 960 1280

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Photos

View from Our Gurkha Houseboat

View from Our Gurkha Houseboat

From the balcony of their Gurkha houseboat, Mariana and Michael have a beautiful view of Nagin Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. 960 1280

  

Tea Time

Tea Time

Mariana and Michael's first activity in Kashmir is having hot tea with local guide/fixer Faisul Yaseen. 960 1280

  

Inside of the Gurkha Houseboat

Inside of the Gurkha Houseboat

The ornate interior of the Gurkha houseboat. The wood paneling is all handmade. 960 1280

  

Transport by Shikara (Wooden Boat)

Transport by Shikara (Wooden Boat)

A traditional and colorful shikara (wooden boat) on Nagin Lake. 960 1280

  

Srinagar's Marketplace

Srinagar's Marketplace

Srinagar's marketplace, where Michael and Mariana purchased a variety of spices and ingredients for their dinner. 960 1280

  

Wazwan Preperation

Wazwan Preperation

In Srinagar, cooks, or wazas, prepare 36 different traditional meals known as wazwan. This many dishes is normally to celebrate a wedding. 960 1280

  

Street Food

Street Food

Kashmir's street-food scene. 960 1280

  

Where the Children Rest

Where the Children Rest

The graves of children who were victims of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.  960 1280

  

Chef Michael Voltaggio at Work

Chef Michael Voltaggio at Work

Mariana van Zeller takes a peek at the lamb kebabs that chef Michael Voltaggio has prepared for the final dinner on the houseboat in Srinagar. 960 1280

  

Kebabs

Kebabs

The appetizing lamb kebabs on the grill. 960 1280

  

Dinner is Served!

Dinner is Served!

Michael introduces his dishes to the guests at the dinner table. 960 1280

  

Welcome to Nogales, Arizona

Welcome to Nogales, Arizona

Michael Voltaggio and Mariana van Zeller pose for the camera in Nogales, AZ, just a few minutes from the Arizona-Mexico border and Heroica Nogales, Mexico. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Lunch at Chuyitos food truck

Lunch at Chuyitos food truck

Michael and Mariana dig in to the famous Sonoran hot dog at the Chuyitos food truck. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Sightseeing Along the US-Mexico Border

Sightseeing Along the US-Mexico Border

Michael and Mariana walk alongside a graffitied wall near the border. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

In Honor of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez

In Honor of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez

A large mural of a young Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez on horseback hangs on the wall in Nogales, Mexico. The 16-year-old boy was killed by US Border Patrol in 2012.  960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Moment of Reflection

Moment of Reflection

Michael and Mariana reflect on what they’ve learned so far along the US-Mexico border. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

La Posada Restaurant

La Posada Restaurant

Outside La Posada Restaurant in Nogales, Mexico, which has been serving authentic Mexican food to the community for more than 50 years. Related Video: Mexico's Cuisine 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Owner of La Posada Restaurant

Owner of La Posada Restaurant

Michael and Mariana speak with the owner of La Posada Restaurant. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Interview with Peg Bowden

Interview with Peg Bowden

Michael and Mariana speak with Peg Bowden, a volunteer at El Comedor immigrant center in Nogales, Mexico. Peg lives in Arizona, 12 miles from the Mexican border. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

El Comedor Immigrant Center

El Comedor Immigrant Center

Migrants are given a meal, clean clothes and shoes at El Comedor immigrant center. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Border Patrol's Minuteman

Border Patrol's Minuteman

Mariana and Michael speak with Robert Crooks, a Minuteman, in the Sonoran Desert near Casa Grande, AZ. Minutemen are unofficial US-Mexico border patrols. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Visiting the US-Mexico Border

Visiting the US-Mexico Border

Mariana and Michael converse after meeting with Robert Crooks. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Walking J Farm

Walking J Farm

Mariana and Michael visit Walking J Farm, which is known for its organic vegetables. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Jim Chilton's Open Ranch

Jim Chilton's Open Ranch

Mariana speaks with Arizona rancher Jim Chilton, whose ranch borders Mexico but has no fences or walls marking the boundary. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Dinner Prep

Dinner Prep

Michael prepares vegetables in the kitchen of Hacienda Corona de Guevavi, the site of the dinner between opposing sides of the immigration debate on the US-Mexico border. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

What's for dinner, Michael?

What's for dinner, Michael?

One of Michael's dishes for the dinner: chicken with yellow-tomato enchilada sauce. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

On the Menu

On the Menu

Michael prepared an array of dishes for the dinner, including radish and carrot salad with carrot-top dressing; beef-tongue fajitas with onions, peppers, coriander and lime; Caesar salad; "flower" tortillas (corn tortillas stuffed with flowers); sweet potato gratin, made with sweet potatoes, Cotija cheese, chili and cream; roast pork shoulder with soy-mustard-butter sauce; and finally, pig ear and fennel salad. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Cheers!

Cheers!

Michael and Mariana share a toast with their dinner guests, who are on opposing sides of the immigration debate, at Hacienda Corona de Guevavi. 960 1280

Ed Kashi/VII  

Gorillas in the Mist

Gorillas in the Mist

Roger Amani, a guide at Volcanoes National Park, leads local fixer Ayubu Kasasa, Michael Voltaggio and Mariana van Zeller to the Umubano ("friendship") group, a family of 13 mountain gorillas led by a silverback named Charles. It is, without a doubt, one of the most popular stops in Rwanda. 960 1280

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View of Rwanda from Volcanoes National Park

View of Rwanda from Volcanoes National Park

Roger Amani leads Mariana van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio out of Volcanoes National Park after spending time with the gorillas. 960 1280

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Selfies!

Selfies!

Michael and Mariana capture their excitement of being with the gorillas. 960 1280

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Potato Collection Inside Volcanoes National Park

Potato Collection Inside Volcanoes National Park

Ayubu, Mariana and Michael gather potatoes grown in the soil of Volcanoes National Park. Michael will use them for the dinner at the end of the trip. 960 1280

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Fresh Corn!

Fresh Corn!

Mariana, Michael and Ayubu taste freshly picked corn from a roadside stand in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. 960 1280

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Women Drummers of Ingoma Nshya

Women Drummers of Ingoma Nshya

An ensemble of drummers called Ingoma Nshya, which consists of Hutu and Tutsi women, performs for Michael and Mariana. It’s their official welcome to Rwanda. Ingoma Nshya promotes female empowerment, renewal and Hutu-Tutsi reconciliation. 960 1280

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Banana Picking

Banana Picking

Michael breaks off bananas from a tree outside of Kigali. Bananas are one of the biggest food crops in Rwanda. 960 1280

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View of Kigali in the Distance

View of Kigali in the Distance

A beautiful view of Rwanda's countryside, with Kigali in the distance. 960 1280

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Touring Rwanda

Touring Rwanda

Ayubu atop Mount Kigali with chef Michael Voltaggio and correspondent Mariana van Zeller in Kigali, Rwanda. 960 1280

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Nyamata Church

Nyamata Church

Nyamata Church, located about 20 miles from Kigali, is where thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus fled persecution in hope that the church would keep them safe, but most of them were killed there. 960 1280

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

On display are skulls and skeletons of the people who died in the church and the surrounding area. 960 1280

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Goat Meat

Goat Meat

Michael shops for fresh produce and goat in Kigali’s central market, all for the final dinner. 960 1280

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Produce Market

Produce Market

Kigali's central market is packed with fresh produce. 960 1280

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Chef Michael in the Kitchen

Chef Michael in the Kitchen

It's the last day in Rwanda, and Michael is in the kitchen, preparing the final meal for his and Mariana’s dinner guests. 960 1280

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Dinner is Served

Dinner is Served

Michael's green papaya salad with green vegetables. 960 1280

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Michael's Twist on Coq au vin

Michael's Twist on Coq au vin

Coq au vin topped with tomatoes and red wine. 960 1280

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Final Dinner in Rwanda

Final Dinner in Rwanda

Mariana and Michael pose for a picture with their dinner guests, who include both Hutus and Tutsis. 960 1280

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