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Missing in Brooks County

Hispanic Heritage Month

1 Hr. 20 Min.
No Rating
2020

Just 70 miles north of the Mexican-US border is a land haunted by ghosts. Brooks County, Texas is a barren landscape designed as a deterrent to illegal crossings, but people continue to attempt to cross, and many die trying. The municipality lacks the resources to properly deal with this sad reality, and the numbers keep rising. Multiple locals proffer contrasting opinions as two families search for their loved ones, and the toll of an unsustainable immigration policy is laid bare.

"Missing in Brooks County forces us to re-evaluate past and present legislative systems that have contributed to the disappearance and deaths of countless migrants and continue to do so with unashamed indifference."
- Film Threat
"However one might feel about border security, human lives and their loss deserve respect. In this film, we honor the dead."
- Hammer To Nail
"A crucial, empathetic and humane film that sheds light on the cruelty of United States' immigration policies."
- La Estatuilla

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