The Infiltrators

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.”



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Credits

Directors:

Alex Rivera, Cristina Ibarra

Executive Producer:

Katy Drake Bettner, Nancy Blachman, Jim Butterworth, Steve Cohen, Paula Froehle, Lagralane Group, Ken Nolan, Christina Nolan, Ken Pelletier

Producer:

Cristina Ibarra, Alex Rivera, Darren Dean, Daniel Chalfen

Screenwriter:

Alex Rivera, Aldo Velasco

Cinematographer:

Lisa Rinzler

Editor:

Alex Rivera, Randy Redroad

Production Designer:

Tatiana Kazakova

Sound Designer:

Christopher Sheldon

Music:

tomandandy

Principal Cast:

Maynor Alvarado , Chelsea Rendon, Manuel Uriza, Juan Gabriel Pareja, Vik Sahay

Additional Credits:

Co-Producer: Sarah Garrahan, Co-Producer: Mark G. Mathis, Casting Director: Carla Hool, Associate Producer: Moses Israel, Co-Executive Producer: Lou Buglioli, Natalie Orfalea, David Ortiz, Robina Riccitiello, Co-Editor: Aldo Velasco

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Cristina Ibarra
Pueblo Sight & Sound
ci@cristinaibarra.com
212-253-8858

Publicity Contact:

Daniel Chalfen
daniel@nakededgefilms.com
310-435-2322

Details

Primary Entry:
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Year:

2019

Genre:

Documentary, Drama, Thriller

Screening Section:

Festival Favorites

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English & Spanish

Runtime:

90:00 mins