FRCC Missing in Brooks County

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January 28, 2022
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Welcome to Front Range Community College's screening of Missing in Brooks County!

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Missing in Brooks County | Pre-Show

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The 2021-2022 Indie Lens Pop-Up lineup includes five new documentary films that fight for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion, and ultimately a richer understanding of society today: Storm Lake, from filmmakers Jerry Risius and Beth Levison, is the story of Pulitzer Prize winner Art Cullen and his family who deliver the news to their Iowan farming community through their biweekly paper, The Storm Lake Times—come hell or pandemic. In Missing in Brooks County, filmmakers Jeff Bemiss, Lisa Molomot and Jacob Bricca take viewers inside Brooks County, Texas, where migrants go missing more than anywhere else in the U.S. The film follows community activist Eddie Canales, who runs the South Texas Human Rights Center, as he helps families find loved ones who disappeared after crossing the border. In a Midwestern state caught between harsh drug sentencing and rising incarceration for women, Apart by Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger, paints an intimate portrait of three unforgettable mothers—Tomika, Lydia, and Amanda— who rebuild their lives after being separated from their children for years. Writing with Fire, from filmmakers Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, chronicles the work of India’s only all-female news network as they strive to cover the country’s inequities even as they themselves work within a male-dominated news system. Debbie Lum’s Try Harder! takes an in-depth look at a prestigious public high school with a majority Asian American student body, fiercely competitive seniors share the dream, and the stress, of getting into a top university. The students proudly own their identity as nerds and tell their stories with candor and humor despite the pressure, but how do they define their identities outside of acceptance letters? Learn more about Independent Lens: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram:

Missing in Brooks County

Missing in Brooks County

Missing in Brooks County | End Card Video

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77min 7sec


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    Kalynn Amundson

    Kalynn Amundson is a professor of sociology and women and gender studies at Front Range Community College


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    Dr. Krista Latham, D-ABFA


    Dr. Latham directs the University of Indianapolis Beyond Borders Humanitarian Forensic Science team, which has been traveling to south Texas since 2013 to work with other organizations in the recovery and identification of presumed migrants. She is a board-certified forensic anthropologist who serves as a consultant for police, coroners, and pathologists in the Midwestern U.S.

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    Alicia Conrad


    Alicia joined RMIAN as a Children’s Program Staff Attorney in August 2021 and represents detained unaccompanied children seeking humanitarian relief such as asylum, special juvenile status, U visas for survivors of crime, and T visas for survivors of human trafficking.

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    Patricia Miller


    Patricia Miller is the co-founder and Executive Director of Alianza NORCO, an immigrant-led and immigrant-serving non-profit that offers key services and advocacy in Fort Collins, Colorado. She successfully led the fight for the creation of a city-sponsored Immigration Legal Defense Fund in 2021. Over the years she has championed immigration reform at the national and state level, such as advocating for improvements to the SB251 Driver’s License program, the DREAM and US Citizenship acts, and the SB131 Data Privacy bill. She also serves on Representative Joe Neguse's Latino Advisory Board, and the Fort Collins Latinx Community Network.

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    Lisa Duran


    Lisa Duran is Executive Director of Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. Lisa has worked for over 35 years in the nonprofit sector doing grassroots social justice work. Before becoming CIRC’s Executive Director, she served as the ED of Grassroots Grantmakers, a national membership organization of foundations and other funders working to lift up grassroots voices and leadership in philanthropy.

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