El Paso, TX

Aug 1-11, 2019 • El Paso, TX Twitter iconFacebook icon

Border Hustle

With Jay Root and Julian Aguilar
Crossing Borders
Saturday, August 3
El Paso Museum of Art
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In this absorbing documentary short from The Texas Tribune and Time, investigative reporter Jay Root follows Carlos and his 6-year-old daughter, Heyli, as they travel nearly 1,700 miles together from Honduras to reach the U.S. border — and what they’d hoped would be the start of a new, better life — only to be separated by more than 1,200 miles shortly after they surrender to Border Patrol agents and request asylum. Along the way, they become small players in a shadowy, multibillion-dollar global enterprise: the smuggling of human beings for profit.

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Rated: NR