THE INFILTRATORS (2019)
THE INFILTRATORS is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young undocumented immigrants who get arrested by Border Patrol, and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center – on purpose.
The protagonists 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 the activists 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.