A new original series in which average Americans are confronted with the realities of illegal immigration while retracing the footsteps of dead border runners.
Six Americans are tasked by a frontier medical examiner with retracing the footsteps of three dead migrants – three of the nearly 6,000 illegal immigrants who have perished in the desert in the last 15 years while trying to cross from Mexico. Gathered at the morgue, they’re told: “We’ve given them a name. You must give them a story.” Split in three groups, the six – from all walks of life – head for Central America. From there, they work their way back as the migrants they are following did, finally regrouping at the U.S.-Mexican border where they will attempt the journey that proved fatal to ‘their’ migrant.
Six Americans – strangers from all walks of life – gather to embark on a haunting journey that begins in the Pima County morgue’s dead-body freezer.
The six are split into three groups, each tasked with retracing one dead migrant’s past, and discover the grave circumstances that led “their” migrants to risk their lives.
Things get real in gang controlled Arriaga, when the six climb atop a cargo train known as “La Bestia,” or “The Beast.”
It’s the final leg of their perilous journey and the six must face sweltering heat during the day and nights that drop below zero – how long can they last?
Episode 5 - Beyond Borderland
The cast assembles for a reunion for the first time after tracing the journeys of migrants who died crossing the border. Hosted by Antonio Mora.