Directed by: Alex Rivera, Cristina Ibarra
Writers: Alex Rivera, Aldo Velasco
Produced by: Cristina Ibarra, Darren Dean, Daniel J. Chalfen
Cast: Maynor Alvarado, Chelsea Rendon, Manuel Uriza, Juan Gabriel Pareja, Vik Sahay
In this critically-acclaimed, crowd-pleasing festival darling (winner of the Audience Award and Best Film at Sundance) a rag-tag group of undocumented youth Dreamers deliberately get detained by Border Patrol in order to infiltrate a shadowy for-profit detention center. Based on true events, The Infiltrators is both a suspenseful account of a high-stakes mission and an emotionally-charged portrait of visionary youth fighting for their community.
Without warning, Claudio Rojas is detained by ICE officials outside his Florida home. He is transferred to the Broward Transitional Center, a detention facility used as a holding space for imminent deportations. Terrified of never seeing him again, Claudios family contacts the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA), a group of activist Dreamers known for stopping deportations. Believing that no one is free as long as one is in detention, NIYA enlists Marco Saavedra to self-deport with the hopes of gaining access to the detention center and impeding Claudios expulsion. Once inside, Marco discovers a complex for-profit institution housing hundreds of multinational immigrants, all imprisoned without trial.
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