Virtual Screening


Directed by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra

U.S., 2019, 1h 35min, Virtual

Virtual Screening

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

Co-directed by AFS Grant alumnus Cristina Ibarra, 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.

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“Despite all its importance this is, at its core, almost a popcorn movie.” – Evan Saathoff, Birth Movies Death

“Equal parts journalistic exposé and taut drama, and one hundred percent cinema.” – Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer To Nail



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