Along the southern 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.

Plays with: Documentary Panorama Shorts



Online Access

Access Window: November 4, 2021 - November 28, 2021
Passholder Access: Limited Virtual, Virtual, Hale Virtual Festival
Only Accessible from: USA

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Film Details

DIRECTOR(S)Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre
PRODUCER(S)Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Nio Sandi, Maite Zubiaurre

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Film Details

PREMIERE STATUS: Hawai‘i Premiere
YEAR: 2021
RUN TIME: 15 Minutes
LANGUAGE: Spanish, with English subtitles


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