The film, “Missing in Brooks County,” earned a nomination for a Peabody Award in the documentary category, it was announced April 11. This is the highest honor yet for the film co-directed by Lisa Molomot, adjunct instructor at the School of Theatre, Film & Television and edited and produced by TFTV Associate Professor Jacob Bricca ACE.
For over 80 years, the Peabody Awards have been honoring the most intelligent, powerful and moving stories told in broadcasting and digital media.
“Missing in Brooks County,” sheds light on migrants who go missing in the rural area of Brooks County, Texas, more than anywhere else in the United States. The film is one of only 60 nominees out of over 3,000 submissions. Winners will be announced on May 9.
The film has been screened in film festivals around the world, earning numerous awards as well as being shown nationally on the PBS series, Independent Lens. Trailer.
The Peabody nomination comes on the heels of the film being one of 30 finalists out of 600 entries for the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award in February, one of the most prestigious awards in journalism.
NOTE … The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television was ranked No. 6 nationally among public film schools by The Wrap, which released its annual ranking of the Top 50 Film Schools in the U.S. in October.
THIS JUST IN … PBS is bringing the film back for streaming from April 17 – June 15 in the lead-up to the Peabody Awards. To watch on your computer, go to https://www.pbs.org/ and search for Missing in Brooks County.