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Missing in Brooks County | Independent Lens

The Romans hang up a missing person sign
Molomot / Bemis
Omar Roman and his wife Michelle post missing person notices on the streets of Falfurrias in Brooks County, TX.

Mon. Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | An activist detective searches for missing migrants in rural South Texas.

More 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 Canale is their last hope.

Canales runs the South Texas Human Rights Center, but he also holds an unofficial community role. As an activist private detective, he fields calls from families asking for his help, desperate to locate missing relatives. The documentary depicts two families searching for these loved ones: Homero Roman and Juan Maceda.

With migrant deaths along the Mexico-U.S. border at an all-time high this year, the timely documentary follows Canales as he searches for answers. “Missing in Brooks County” points a humanizing lens on the law enforcement agents, human rights workers, and activists who come face to face with the life and death consequences of a broken immigration system.

Watch this documentary at video.wkar.org during or after the premiere date.

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