Thesis screening of "Missing in Brooks County", a film about the search for two missing migrants at the Mexican border, followed by a Q & A with graduating student and filmmaker Jeff Bemiss.
About the film:
Thousands of miles from the politicians in Washington, D.C. wrangling over immigration, there is a place where people are dying. As migrants attempt to circumvent an immigration checkpoint 70 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border in Brooks County, TX, between 300 and 600 succumb to dehydration and exposure every year. Only one in five is ever found. MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY follows two families searching for loved ones who went missing in Brooks County. It is a portrait of a struggling American town, caught in the middle of a shameful death-as-deterrence border policy that has become a proxy version of the national immigration debate.
VCFA's MFA in Film spring residency, April 21-27, will feature daily screenings of films by visiting filmmakers and graduating students and a special interactive evening with actor Luis Guzman. All events will be held at Montpelier's Savoy Theater. Follow the link to register for free tickets.
- Occurred Sunday, April 21st, 2019 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am