Independent Lens: Lost Souls Series

Public talks curated around Independent Lens: Lost Souls that explores national identity, the lives of immigrants and what happens after deportees are sent to a land they no longer consider home. In 1999, filmmaker Monika Navarro’s uncles were deported to Mexico, forced to leave the only country they knew and, as servicemen, had pledged to protect. Augie and Gino were living the American dream - raised and educated in the United States and proud veterans of the military. Follow filmmaker Monika Navarro on her familial journey across the border to Mexico as she pieces together the tragic events of her uncles’ deportation and opens a Pandora’s box of family secrets.

Public talks curated around Independent Lens: Lost Souls that explores national identity, the lives of immigrants and what happens after deportees are sent to a land they no longer consider home. In 1999, filmmaker Monika Navarro’s uncles were deported to Mexico, forced to leave the only country they knew and, as servicemen, had pledged to protect. Augie and Gino were living the American dream - raised and educated in the United States and proud veterans of the military. Follow filmmaker Monika Navarro on her familial journey across the border to Mexico as she pieces together the tragic events of her uncles’ deportation and opens a Pandora’s box of family secrets.