Missing in Brooks County

(Directed by Jeff Bemiss and Lisa Molomot)

Notable Festivals: Ashland Independent Film Festival, 2021; Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2020.

Awards: Best Documentary Feature, Ashland Independent Film Festival, 2021; Jury Award, Doc. Boston Documentary Film Festival, 2021; Best Southern Documentary, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, 2020.

In recent years, the battle over immigration policy has become one of the most contentious issues in American politics. Oceans of ink have been spilled writing headlines about the overwhelming number of undocumented people crossing our southern border. While some of this media coverage delves into the harsh conditions that migrants face on their way to the border and inside of detention centers, there is a crisis that has silently plagued South Texas for the last two decades: immigrants dying in the desert. Missing in Brooks County sheds light on the missing persons crisis that was purposely manufactured by the Clinton administration. This is documentary filmmaking at its best; it takes its viewers to one of the most overlooked and underserved parts of the country, introduces them to an issue they’ve never heard of, and tells them a story they’ll never forget.  (Written by J’von Ortiz-Cedeno ’22)

Website: https://www.missinginbrookscounty.com/

Screens: Sat Apr 2 / 3:30pm / Nordica Theater 4