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Legal Humanities Film Discussion: The Infiltrators

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Legal Humanities Research Group and the Humanities Research Institute. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Virtual
Date
Oct 15, 2020   7:00 pm  
Speaker
Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera, film directors
Views
22
Originating Calendar
Humanities Research Institute (HRI)

Join directors Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera for a Q & A on their film The Infiltrators. Links will be provided to view The Infiltrators asynchronously prior to Q & A with the directors.

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.

Register by October 13 to receive a link to the Zoom event.

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