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Crosses in the Desert

Alvaro Enciso is a retired man who lives in Tucson, Arizona. He puts crosses in the exact places where dead migrant bodies have been found in the Sonoran desert.

2020 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2020 / Catalina May / Martín Cruz / Dennis Maxwell / Las Raras Podcast, Chile

Alvaro Enciso is a retired man who lives in Tucson, Arizona. He puts crosses in the exact places where dead migrant bodies have been found in the Sonoran desert.

In this episode, we accompany him in one of those journeys. And we can listen to the voices of migrants who got lost in the desert.

Crosses in the Desert was written by Catalina May and Dennis Maxwell, edited by Catalina May, sound designed by Martín Cruz and produced by Dennis Maxwell for Las Raras. Scored by Andrés Nusser.


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Catalina May

Catalina May (@cata_may) is a Chilean journalist based in Santiago. She is the host and co-creator of Las Raras.

Martín Cruz

Martín Cruz is a sound engineer, sound designer, musician and aerial cinematographer from Santiago, Chile.

Dennis Maxwell

Dennis Maxwell (@dennistmaxwell) was born in Santiago, Chile, and the first significant present he received as a boy was a camera. At that moment Dennis began to dedicate himself to capturing images. Later on, he started telling stories.


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