Weather Channel Documentary Shows Perils of Border Crossing
The Weather Channel’s Weather Films seeks to do more than simply report the temperature these days. Teaming up with Telemundo, The Investigative Fund, and Efran Films, The Weather Channel just launched “The Real Death Valley” on weather.com.
The half-hour documentary focuses on Mexican immigrants crossing the US border on foot in Brooks County, Texas, which experiences regular drought conditions and 90-degree plus weather. Having digitally debuted this morning, “The Real Death Valley” follows reporter John Carlos Frey as he himself embarks on the 40-mile, four-day journey of immigrants hoping for better lives in the US.
Produced by Solly Granatstein and Shaw Efran, the documentary was edited by Brandon Kieffer. It aired on Telemundo on August 3 before making its way to the internet.
Weather Films has been around since 2013, gathering up various industry awards since its launch, including four Webbys. You can watch the documentary here.Tags: brooks county texas, Documentary, efran films, immigrants, Mexico, Telemundo, the investigative fund, the real death valley, The Weather Channel, us border, Weather Films, webby awards