Doc Talks: The Infiltrators and Q&A With Alex Rivera
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Date: April 25th at 8pm Location: Virtual
Join The New School for a conversation with filmmaker Alex Rivera to discuss his film The Infiltrators (Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera).
THE INFILTRATORS is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who are detained by Border Patrol and thrown into a shadowy for-profit detention center— on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop unjust deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri attempt a daring reverse ‘prison break,’ things don’t go according to plan. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, THE INFILTRATORS tells an incredible and thrilling true story in a genre-defying new cinematic language.