In 2005, Brandon Darby became an overnight activist hero when he traveled to Katrina-devastated New Orleans and braved toxic flood waters to rescue a friend stranded in the Ninth Ward. Soon after, he became a founding member of Common Ground, a hugely successful grassroots relief organization with an anarchist philosophy. But after two young activists were arrested at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Darby shocked close friends and activists nationwide by revealing he was an FBI informant and was instrumental in the indictment. A fascinating complement to "Better This World," which screened at last year's SLIFF, "Informant" allows Darby to present his version of events through intense direct-address interviews and dramatic re-enactments, but the film also offers the contrasting perspectives of those he betrayed and includes the voices of his surprising new allies.
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