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    Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre
    USA | 14 minutes | Doing My Part

Along the scorching southern desert border in Arizona, it is estimated that only one out of every five missing migrants are ever found. This is the story of one group of searchers, the Aguilas del Desierto who amidst rising political repression and cartel violence, as well as the eternal difficulties of travel in the Sonoran Desert, carry out their solemn task.

In competition for Bridging the Borders Award, Local Jury Award, and Best Documentary Short.


Doing My Part

Stories of extraordinary people facing a troubled world and doing what they can to make it better.

Friday, June 25 10:30 AM PT

film details

Director: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre
Producers: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre
Screenwriter: Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre, Nico Sandi
Cinematographers: David Marquez
Editor: Nico Sandi
Cast: Ely Ortiz, Maricela Ortiz, Vincente Rodriguez, and the Águilas del Desierto
Country: USA
Language: in Spanish/English with English subtitles
Year: 2021
Running Time: 14 minutes
Awards: Best Short Documentary, SXSW Film Festival; Best Mini Doc, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Primary Company: Chuparosa Films
Contact Email: kgflanagan@tft.ucla.edu
Website: https://www.aguilasdocumentary.com/

2021 ShortFest Archive