First published at Truthout and losdeportados.arizona.edu By Murphy Woodhouse and ST McNeil Alberto Laborin Villa got to Mexico with what he had on: a pair of slacks and a gray dress shirt. His pockets were empty: no money and no identification. He had no phone numbers either because his phone was back home in Pasco, Washington. Alberto was in Nogales, Sonora, now, and home was about as far away as a place could be for Alberto that night, his first after [...]
It is finally complete: a 12-minute documentary about people deported from around the United States to Nogales, Mexico. The process was arduous, shocking, and illuminating. Please, watch the video and hear voices of the voiceless, read the narrative story at deportados.arizona.edu, and comment on anything – this is an important issue was well as a learning opportunity for the public and us as filmmakers. This was made by me and Murphy Woodhouse, with some excellent videographic help from Josh Morgan, [...]
Using Google Fusion, I graphically rendered data from the impressively open and accessible records of the President of Mexico’s office. This is the beginning of a data visualization and journalistic project coordinated with Murphy Woodhouse, Jeremy Slack, Josh Morgan, and Corey Ramirez.