Alois "Dr. Al" Falkenstein was an eye doctor in Mesa, Arizona. Before his death in 2015, he planted and tended to one of the largest collections of exotic and tropical fruit plants in the Sonoran Desert. Since his passing, Dr. Al's son Alex has stepped in to pick up where his father left off.


Mangos in the Desert is a collaborative multimedia project about this incredible family. Ambition, family, legacy and the natural cycle of life and death are the roots of this story.