Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

Filmmaker Conversation: Roundtable

At the Ready & Missing in Brooks County

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

PNC Bank

Join us for a pre-recorded Roundtable with filmmakers and subjects from At the Ready and Missing in Brooks County, two films centered around migration and border patrol at the Texas/Mexico border. The Roundtable episode will be available starting at 11:00AM on April 8th on the CIFF YouTube page.

Films:

At the Ready

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

At the Ready

El Paso, Texas is the largest city on the U.S.-Mexico border and home to one of the region’s largest law enforcement education programs. Local Horizon High School offers a law enforcement career track and a Criminal Justice Club that trains students to become police officers and Border Patrol agents. The programs are designed to engage youth, promote diligent police work, and generate students’ interest in law enforcement employment. AT THE READY profiles three club members as they train for a competition and prepare for a life-long career in their respective dream jobs. The documentary introduces audiences to: Cesar, whose father...

Missing in Brooks County

Thursday, April 08, 2021 11:00 AM - Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:59 PM

Missing in Brooks County

Over the last decade, thousands have gone missing in Brooks County, Texas, just north of the Mexican border. In an attempt to circumvent the state’s busiest immigration checkpoint, countless migrants have ventured into the vast ranch lands that surround the area… and many have never been seen again. The haunted landscape of Brooks County is littered with the bodies and belongings of an unknown number of lost souls. All the while, the national immigration debate drags on, rarely taking into account the very real life and death consequences that are felt in the farmlands of Brooks County and elsewhere. And...

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