INDEPENDENT LENS: The Undocumented

INDEPENDENT LENS: The Undocumented

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 7:00pm

Clemencia looks for her husband.

Credit: Courtesy of Marco Williams

Meet the Arizonans who try to identify the bodies of illegal crossers lost in the desert. The blistering deserts of southern Arizona have been littered with the scorched and desiccated bodies of more than 2,000 illegal border crossers in the past decade and a half. The grisly task of locating and identifying them falls to overwhelmed local coroners and tireless volunteers, who attempt to provide closure to devastated families. INDEPENDENT LENS: The Undocumented airs Wednesday, Septmeber, 2016 at 7 p.m. on WXXI World.