PBS Premier: Missing in Brooks County on January 31
NNIRR Board Chair, Eddie Canales, and his organization, the South Texas Human Rights Center are featured in this important film highlighting the humanitarian crisis of migrant deaths at the border and the work of organization’s like Eddie’s to prevent deaths and bring closure to families searching for missing loved ones.
PREMIER JANUARY 31st on PBS Stations.
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ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY
Migrants go missing in rural South Texas more than anywhere else in the U.S. For many families whose loved ones have disappeared after crossing the Mexico border, activist detective Eddie Canales is their last hope. Unlock the mysteries and confront the agonizing facts of life and death in Brooks County, 80 miles north of the border.
An award-winning filmmaker, Co-Director/Producer Jeff Bemiss’ work has aired on network television and PBS. He is a graduate of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Jeff’s film The Book and the Rose was a semi-finalist for the Academy Award for best short film. Jeff shot and directed the award-winning short Coaching Colburn, which premiered at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
Lisa Molomot (co-director/producer), a graduate of the American Film Institute, has directed several documentaries about the American Southwest, including The Cleaners, Teaching Arizona, and Soledad. Her award-winning film, School’s Out, was an integral part of the outdoor education movement, and her first documentary, The Hill, broadcast on PBS’s America Reframed.
Jacob Bricca, ACE (producer/editor) has edited over a dozen feature documentaries, including Sundance Special Jury Prize winner The Bad Kids (Independent Lens) and the international theatrical hit Lost in la Mancha. Fluent in Spanish, Jacob brings experience editing multicultural stories like Precious Knowledge (PBS). He is a graduate of AFI.
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