Documentary Special Follows Marine Veteran Fighting to Reunite Her Family

Documentary Special Follows Marine Veteran Fighting to Reunite Her Family

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Elizabeth Perez is a decorated U.S. Marine veteran living in Cleveland, Ohio. Though no longer on active duty, she is still fighting a very personal war ― to reunite her family. After her undocumented husband, Marcos, is deported, Elizabeth is left to raise their children and complete the mission to bring her husband home, which she pursues with the take-no-prisoners attitude of a Marine squad leader.

A special presentation of Independent Lens, FRONTLINE and VOCES, Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, airs 9 p.m., Monday, April 15 on the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA).

This parallel love story follows Elizabeth as she is forced to be mother, wife and activist, while her husband, Marcos, is alone in Mexico, working as a soccer referee, struggling with depression and fighting the urge to cross the border illegally to be with his family.

After years of separation and disappointment, husband and wife must decide if they can ever be a family again, or, will she have to do the unthinkable and leave the U.S. with her children to live in exile in Mexico.

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