Washington, D.C. Center Opening – In-Person Premiere of the Documentary 'Missing in Brooks County'
Join us for the Washington, D.C. In-Person Premiere of the documentary "Missing in Brooks County" and discussion of the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. The film’s co-directors and producers join us on a panel that includes distinguished guests discussing the current crisis and the human rights issues it presentsPremiering on PBS in January, 2022, the film is an indelible portrait of two families who arrive in Brooks County, Texas to look for their loved ones who went missing after crossing into the country from Mexico. On their search they meet vigilante ranchers, human smugglers, humanitarian activists, and Border Patrol agents, all of whom are locked in a proxy version of the national immigration debate.
- Jacob Bricca, A.C.E., Associate Professor of Film and Television, University of Arizona
- Lisa Molomot, MFA, Filmmaker
- Jeff Bemiss, MFA, Filmmaker
- Maureen Meyer, Vice President for Programs, Washington Office on Latin America
- Kate Spradley, PhD, Professor of Biological Anthropology, Texas State University
- Jennifer Johnson, MPH, Policy Advisor, Southern Border Communities Coalition