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The Undocumented airs on PBS

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Tracking missing border-crossers; some do care

PBS’ Independent Lens, a five-time Emmy award-winning series, brings new, independently produced, feature-length films to television viewers. The Undocumented will be one of the 22 films aired this season. The Undocumented follows the efforts of the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Mexican consulate and Border Patrol personnel to reunite the bodies of those who died attempting to cross the desert between Sonora and Tucson with their distraught families in Mexico. In the past fifteen years more than 2,500 migrants have died while crossing the border, and many of the bodies are never identified or returned to their homeland for burial.

Award-winning filmmaker and New York University professor, Marco Williams, directed The Undocumented. Williams has dealt with the brutal realities of contemporary racism in previous documentaries, such as The Towns of Jasper (2002) and Banished (2005).

The Undocumented is scheduled to be broadcast on Monday evening, April 29, on KAET, channel 8 at 11 p.m. 

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