subtitled video | 26 min
Crosses in the desert by Las Raras Podcast
Las Raras is a Spanish-language non-fiction storytelling podcast that features people who resist norms, who work for social change and challenge the status quo.
It’s produced by the Chilean journalist Catalina May, Host and Content Director, and the Chilean sound engineer Martín Cruz, its Sound Director.
To date, Las Raras has published 25 episodes across 4 seasons. The 20-30 minute episodes include first-person testimonials, field reporting, soundscapes, sound archives, sound design and original music to make it a unique documentary-style podcast in Latin America.
Las Raras has collaborated with important podcasts like NPR’s Radio Ambulante, PRI’s The World, and Carne Cruda from Spain. It has been recognized with various awards and grants, including funding from the IWMF and was chosen among thousands of applicants to be part of the inaugural Google Podcasts creator program cohort.
In Crosses in the desert Las Raras accompanies a retired man who puts wooden crosses in the exact places where dead migrant bodies have been found in the Sonoran desert in Arizona.
During this story we can hear the voices of the migrants who get lost in the desert and call 911 asking for help.
We gained access to this archives thanks to the U.S. Freedom of Information act.
This is the second story in a miniseries on the humanitarian crisis at the US-Mexico border.
Las Raras podcast – It’s produced by the Chilean journalist Catalina May, Host and Content Director, and the Chilean sound engineer Martín Cruz, its Sound Director.