• The Infiltrators

The Infiltrators

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Livestream Conversation
Lázaro González with Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera
Recorded Thursday, October 8, 7 PM PDT

Watch the directors of The Infiltrators in a live conversation with Lázaro González, a new graduate student in Cal's Film & Media Department, and a Cuban filmmaker whose own films deal with queer memory inside Cuba and in its diaspora. Access is included with rental of the streaming film program.

The National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) innovatively worked to stop the growing tide of ICE deportations of undocumented immigrants during the Obama era. This experimental hybrid film intertwines a documentary form with staged reenactments to detail one of NIYA’s audacious actions: two Dreamers purposefully turn themselves in to the Border Patrol and are taken to a for-profit detention center in Florida. With support from NIYA staff on the outside with a deep understanding of immigration law, they work to use the system to free detainees. For Variety’s Peter Debruge, The Infiltrators is “an important tool in reframing the conversation” on the treatment of undocumented immigrants, while for IndieWire’s Eric Kohn the story is “the first installment in a troubling franchise that’s only just getting started.” Matt Fagerholm notes that “watching Ibarra and Rivera’s film during this period of pandemic is especially harrowing,” as detainees are testing positive for COVID-19.

FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Lisa Rinzler
Language
  • Spanish
  • English
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital streaming
  • 95 mins
Source
  • Oscilloscope Laboratories
Preceded By

Lack of Evidence
(Manque de preuves)

Hayoun Kwon, France, 2011

This animated work draws on the testimony of a Nigerian man seeking asylum in France.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • Digital streaming
  • 9 mins
source
  • Hayoun Kwon
permission
  • Le Fresnoy