Directed by Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra (US, 2019, 92 mins) Digital. English and Spanish with English subtitles. Co-presented with The DocYard.
The Infiltrators is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who get arrested by Border Patrol, and put in 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 deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention. However, when Marco and Viri try to pull off their heist—a kind of ‘prison break’ in reverse—things don’t go according to plan.
By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with scripted re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, The Infiltrators tells this incredible true story in a boundary-crossing new cinematic language. The Hollywood Reporter said of the multiple award-winning film “rather than feeling like homework, watching it is a thrill.”
Followed by a discussion with directors Rivera and Ibarra.
Directed by David Fabrega (Mexico/Canada, 2019, 16 mins) Digital. English and Spanish with English subtitles.
From Mexico to Canada, this docufiction tells the childhood and personal transformation of a mysterious painter haunted by death and the anthropomorphic depiction of bulls. Mixing live action and animated illustrations, Toro is a surrealist journey through the origins of a vocation and the genesis of an artistic work.