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The Marker

World Premiere

Directors: Will Francome and Katie Green

United States, 2020, 12 min

Festival Year:2020

Category:Documentary Short


Over 3000 migrants have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert. The only marker for where their anonymous bodies were found: a red dot on a digital map. Artist Alvaro Enciso is on a mission to mark the places these people died, to find a way to honour his "neighbours" and create a visual remembrance of their struggle. For the past 9 years he has been placing home made crosses in the desert, leaving a signpost that a human being lost their life in this place. He's placed more than 900 of these markers and yet it's a task he will not complete in his lifetime.


About the directors

Will Francome - Will has been directing shorts and series like webby-nominated One For Ten (Raindance Film Festival ) feature-length documentary 'The Penalty' as well as directing documentary series for the BBC, Amazon and Discovery amongst others.

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Katie Green - Katie runs Smoke & Apple Films with Carlye Rubin and the duo co-directed 'The Dead Mothers Club' (HBO Documentary Films), 'The Family I Had' (Discovery ID) and '1275 Days' (Doc NYC 2019) which will be released this year.

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Filmmakers' note

Will Francome and Katie Green both began their documentary careers by writing the critically acclaimed feature "In Prison My Whole Life" (Sundance 2005).

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