[VIDEO] “The Undocumented,” a film about those who didn’t make it

NBC Latino

Award-winning director and New York University arts professor Marco Williams, most commonly known for his work focusing on racial tensions and fiction, says he was steered in another direction for his most recent film. Around 2007, he became aware of the more than 2,000 dead bodies and skeletal remains of immigrants found in southern Arizona who died trying to cross the desert since 1998, and he decided to make a film to bring attention to them called “The Undocumented.”

“I read a New York Times article about a mortuary director and gravedigger in California who took it upon themselves to bury the John Does at the border, and I was very moved by their compassion,” says Williams.

Wanting to know more about these people who risked their lives to cross the lethal desert and the handful who cared enough to help the nameless led him to start making the…

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