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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Presents: Missing in Brooks County (Digital Film Festival)

February 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - February 8, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

This film offers subtitles in English and Closed Captioning. You can select these options by clicking the ‘CC’ button in the bottom right of the player.

Seventy miles north of the Mexican-US border lies Brooks County, Texas. As the national debate over immigration policy simmers to a boil, its practical consequences are felt in Brooks County every day. The site of an estimated 3000 deaths since 2008, migrants choose this route to circumvent the state’s busiest interior immigration checkpoint and find themselves diverted by a military-style barricade that leads them into the surrounding harsh desert terrain. As a result, between 300 and 600 migrants succumb to dehydration and exposure here every year. Only one in five is ever found. Missing in Brooks County follows the journey of two families who come to look for their loved ones, only to find a mystery that deepens at every turn. The film is a potent reminder of the life and death consequences of a broken immigration system.

Watch at your own pace anytime between Feb 2-Feb 8, 2021, or join us and watch-along before the live Opening Night Q&A.

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February 4, 2021
5:30pm (PST) / 8:30pm (EST) : Press play and begin watching the film.
6:50pm (PST) / 9:50pm (PST): Grab a quick snack and refill your beverage
7pm (PST) / 10pm (EST) : Join us for the live Q&A on Zoom (RSVP required.)

We do not want the cost of entry to these films to be a barrier for participation in these events. If the price of buying a ticket to this film would prevent you from participating, please email the following address (filmticket@hrw.org) + we will send you a free ticket code. We have set aside a set # of tickets per film on a first come first-served basis. Once the free tickets are no longer available, the code will no longer work. For anyone that purchases a ticket, we appreciate your support. Your ticket purchase enables us to make tickets free for those who might otherwise be unable to watch. This also allows the festival to support the filmmakers for sharing their work in our festival to support the arts organizations bringing this work to you and for the festival to cover the cost of hosting the films online.

Human Rights Watch thanks the David D. Dodge Foundation for its support.

Thank you to our partners:
Survivors of Torture, International
Interdisciplinary Human Rights Initiative, College of Arts and Letters (CAL), San Diego State University
San Diego Pride
Alliance San Diego

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Event Details

Start:   February 2, 2021
End:   February 8, 2021
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