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Through The Lens:  The Infiltrators

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Venue: Rose Wagner Performing
Arts Center
Address: 138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT

Post-film Q&A with director Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer, screened in 2010 & 2015) moderated by KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio.

Directors Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera design a hybrid cinematic language, combining familiar documentary form and scripted narrative to map an uncharted domain: inside an Obama-era immigration detention system. 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, Claudio’s 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 Claudio’s expulsion. Once inside, Marco discovers a complex for-profit institution
housing hundreds of multinational immigrants, all imprisoned without trial.

Winner: Next Audience Award & Next Innovator Award–2019 Sundance Film Festival

Through The Lens screening is presented in partnership with: KUER 90.1 and RadioWest, and co-sponsored by Tanner Center for Human Rights

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