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Arizona Spotlight: Filmmaker Marco Williams

Williams talks about his new Independent Lens film "The Undocumented." Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m. on NPR 89.1.

This week on ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • The City of Tucson has received hundreds of thousands of dollars to set up a domestic violence court. The new project is intended to bring together community outreach organizations, victims' advocates, law enforcement and the justice system. Fernanda Echavarri reports.

  • Imagine living in a home with no running water. In 2013 that may seem unimaginable, but it is a reality in Northern Arizona, where about 40 percent of the people living on the Navajo reservation do not have running water. Christopher Conover explores the issue.

  • Meet Marco Williams, the filmmaker behind the new Independent Lens episode called "The Undocumented". Mark McLemore talks with Williams about the months that he spent filming with the U.S. Border Patrol and the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office. The resulting film is an unflinching look at how these men and women deal with death on the U.S. - Mexico border.
    "The Undocumented" airs Monday at 10 p.m. on PBS 6.

  • And, hear a poem recited by high school senior Cassandra Valadez, who earned the honor of representing Arizona in Washington D.C. at a national poetry recitation contest called Poetry Out Loud.

ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT is heard every Friday at 8:30 am and 6:00 pm, and every Saturday at 5:00 pm, on NPR 89.1 FM / 1550 AM. Stories are also available online at AZPM.org.

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