Missing in Brooks County

Virtual Indie Lens ~ Missing in Brooks County

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 12:00am
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 12:00am
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 12:00am
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 12:00am
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 12:00am
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 12:00am
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 12:00am
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The deadliest part of a migrant's journey is just beyond the border. For those missing, one man offers a last hope.

A second chance to catch our Indie Lens Pop-Up feature film, streaming at home.

Eddie Canales runs the South Texas Human Rights Center, but the messages that strangers leave on Eddie’s phone speak to his unofficial role as a private detective. In a rural community where more migrants go missing than anywhere else in the United States, families of lost loved ones call for help. Omar and Michelle reach out for help finding Omar’s brother Homero Roman, a longtime but undocumented U.S. resident who was deported to Mexico after a traffic stop at age 27. Struggling to adjust in an unfamiliar country, Homero eventually tried to return to his home of two decades. He disappeared in Brooks County. When another man, Juan Maceda, goes missing, his family also turns to Eddie, describing a familiar predicament in Mexico—a choice between lifelong poverty or gang affiliation that compels migrants like Juan to cross the border. Follow Eddie as he engages with border patrol agents to unlock the mysteries and confront the agonizing facts of life and death in a South Texas town many miles north of the border.

A film by Jeff Bemiss (Co-Director/Producer), Lisa Molomot (Co-Director/Producer), and Jacob Bricca, ACE (Producer/Editor)

About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues, to family and community relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. For more information, visit pbs.org/independentlens/indie-lens-pop-up.