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Screening of award-winning documentary “Águilas”

Photo: Arizona Desert (Photo: Chris McCorkle, cropped.) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

The UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration is delighted to announce a virtual screening of the award-winning documentary “Águilas”.

The documentary tells the story of the Águilas del Desierto, a group of volunteers who search the Sonoran Desert in Arizona looking for migrants who have disappeared. Produced by UCLA Professors Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Maite Zubiaurre, the film has just won the SXSW Documentary Short Jury Award and the Best Mini-Doc award at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. The screening will feature the documentary’s producers, along with the founder and President of Aguilas del Desierto, Ely Ortiz, and longstanding volunteer, Maricela Ortiz.

For further background on the documentary, see this recent New Yorker story, “The Grim Compassion of Searching for Missing Migrants in the Desert.”

Register to attend here.


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Published: Friday, April 30, 2021

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