Marina Flores, 1990, Norma Aguilar, 1991, Maria del Rosario Gomez, 1993, . . . These are the names of young women, many working in the maquiladoras”?assembly plants that line the Mexican-American border near Ciudad Juarez. All slender, dark-skinned, and long-haired, they began to disappear in 1990. At the time this film was completed, 230 girls have gone missing. This gripping, investigative documentary by Academy Award nominee Lourdes Portillo is not only a tour de force of criminal investigation, social commentary and political criticism, but also a masterful work of cinema, both for its sensitive visual poetry and poignant musical score.