Independent Lens

The Longoria Affair: Santiago Hernandez

Clip: Season 12 | 2m 56s

In Texas after World War II, a funeral home refuses to care for a dead Mexican American soldier's body "because the whites wouldn't like it," sparking nationwide outrage and helping to launch a civil rights movement.

Aired: 11/09/10

Rating: TV-PG

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Life and Death in Brooks County

Interview

Life and Death in Brooks County

Missing in Brooks County filmmakers talk about why they wanted to tell this gripping but harrowing story, how they were able to get different perspectives, and whether they've been able to get the documentary in front of politicians.

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