Missing in Brooks County

Screenings

February 04, 2021
RSVP here for the live, FREE + globally available Q&A featuring filmmaker Jeff Bemiss, Clara Long, Associate Director US Program, Human Rights Watch and special guests
QA Session with the Filmmaker

Seventy miles north of the Mexican-US border lies Brooks County, Texas. As the national debate over immigration policy simmers to a boil, its practical consequences are felt in Brooks County every day. The site of an estimated 3000 deaths since 2008, migrants choose this route to circumvent the state’s busiest interior immigration checkpoint and find themselves diverted by a military-style barricade that leads them into the surrounding harsh desert terrain. As a result, between 300 and 600 migrants succumb to dehydration and exposure here every year. Only one in five is ever found. Missing in Brooks County follows the journey of two families who come to look for their loved ones, only to find a mystery that deepens at every turn. The film is a potent reminder of the life and death consequences of a broken immigration system.

Watch at your own pace anytime between Feb 2-Feb 8, 2021, or join us and watch-along before the live Q&A

February 4, 2021
5:30pm (PST) / 8:30pm (EST) : Press play and begin watching the film.
6:50pm (PST) / 9:50pm (PST): Grab a quick snack and refill your beverage
7pm (PST) / 10pm (EST) : Join us for the live Q&A on Zoom (RSVP required.)

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Filmmaker(s): 
Lisa Molomot and Jeff Bemiss
Country of Production: 
United States
Year: 
2021
80m
Language(s): 
English and Spanish with English Subtitles
Genre: 
Documentary
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
Lisa Molmot
Director/ Producer
Jeff Bemiss
Director/ Producer
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