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Missing In Brooks County + Q+A

Expired January 19, 2021 4:45 AM
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The epicenter for migrant deaths in the United States isn't on the border—it’s in Brooks County, Texas, 70 miles north of the Rio Grande. Two families arrive here to search for their missing loved ones and find a haunted land and very few answers.

Anyone looking for a family member last heard from in Brooks County will eventually find their way to Eddie Canales, who runs the South Texas Human Rights Center. Eddie’s phone rings constantly with calls from families of those who have gone missing while circumventing the local immigration checkpoint. One day, the family of Homero Roman arrive. They tell Eddie that from the age of five, Homero lived in Houston with his family, but after a traffic violation at age 27, he was deported. He tried to adjust to life in Mexico, but eventually decided to return. He went missing in Brooks County.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Lisa Molomot, Jeff Bemiss
  • Producer
    Lisa Molomot, Jeff Bemiss, Jacob Bricca
  • Executive Producer
    Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker, Steven Engel, Heidi Reavis, Stephanie Angelides, Jenna Helwig, Sally Jo Fifer
  • Filmmaker
    Lisa Molomot, Jeff Bemiss, Jacob Bricca
  • Editor
    Jacob Bricca, A.C.E.
  • Music
    Ted Reichman