Monday, August 11, 2014
At the Movies: The Real Death Valley: Brooks County, Texas -- JOHN CARLOS FREY DOCUMENTARY ON MIGRANT DEATHS IN SOUTH TEXAS (ON WEATHER CHANNEL)
Why are hundreds of migrants dying each year as they attempt to cross the border to America? “The Real Death Valley” takes a hard look into this tragedy, in which hopeful souls cross through one of the most unforgiving weather environments in America – the punishing terrain of Brooks County, Texas.
Produced by The Weather Channel and Telemundo, in collaboration with with the Investigative Fund and Efran Films, this powerful investigative documentary examines this deeply controversial topic. Emmy Award-winning producers, Solly Granatstein and Shawn Efran, produced "The Real Death Valley" for Weather Films, a digital documentary unit of weather.com. Weather Films is dedicated to investigating controversial issues where weather, public policy, and the environment collide.
Since its launch in 2013, Weather Films has garnered 30 industry awards, including Telly Awards, Digiday Media Awards, and Communicator Awards. In 2014, Weather Films was a four-time Webby Award honoree.