Missing in Brooks County (2020)
Directed by Lisa Molomot and Jeff Bemiss, 81 mins
70 miles north of the Mexican-US border lies Brooks County, Texas - a haunted, inhospitable place where thousands of immigrants have gone missing or died over the past decade.
Missing in Brooks County follows the journey of two families who arrive in Brooks County to look for their loved ones, only to find a mystery that deepens at every turn. Stuck between the jurisdiction of border agents, local law enforcement, and cartels, the county is a barren landscape designed as a deterrent to illegal crossings. Despite this tactical designation, the municipality has never been provided the resources to process the remains of the hundreds of undocumented immigrants who succumb to dehydration and exposure each year.
Missing in Brooks County is a potent reminder that these deaths are more than a statistic—each represents a living human being, loved by their family, now lost.
Here's the trailer:
Missing in Brooks County: on demand
We are thrilled to launch our weekly video on demand (VOD) series with this excellent film which is sadly as relevant today - if not more so - as when we premiered it in December 2020. Here's some recent news coverage on new efforts to deter migration along the Mexico-Texas border.
Missing in Brooks County will be available for you to watch from Friday 08 to Monday 11 September 2023. VOD tickets are on sale now at £4.99
All VOD tickets are free for Global Health Film members
Livestreamed Q&A with Missing in Brooks County directors
Monday 11 September 19:30 BST: join us online to put your questions and thoughts to co-directors Lisa Molomot and Jeff Bemiss and to hear more about what's happening on the ground in Brooks County today.
Your Q&A registration link is in your VOD ticket confirmation email!