Águilas

Along the scorching desert border in Arizona, it is estimated that only one out of every five missing migrants are ever found. ÁGUILAS is the story of one group of searchers, the Aguilas del Desierto. Once a month these volunteers—construction workers, gardeners, domestic laborers by trade—set out to recover the missing, reported to them by loved ones often thousands of miles away. Amidst rising political repression and cartel violence, as well as the eternal difficulties of travel in the Sonoran Desert, the Aguilas carry out their solemn task.

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Credits

Directors:

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre

Producer:

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre

Screenwriter:

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre, Nico Sandi

Cinematographer:

David Marquez

Editor:

Nico Sandi

Sound Designer:

Dan Olmstead

Contact

Distributor:

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
kgflanagan@tft.ucla.edu

Public Film Contact:

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
Chuparosa Films
kgflanagan@tft.ucla.edu
4153503066

Publicity Contact:

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
kgflanagan@tft.ucla.edu
4153503066

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2021

Premiere Status:

Texas Premiere

Genres:

Documentary, Short Film

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Language:

English and Spanish

Runtime:

14 mins