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The Infiltrators with Filmmaker Alex Rivera

December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm EST

The Infiltrators is a film about a rag-tag group of undocumented youth—Dreamers—who deliberately get arrested by Border Patrol to infiltrate a shadowy detention center. Nearly a decade ago, filmmaker Alex Rivera first encountered the DREAMER activist group the National Immigrant Youth Alliance. Captivated by their grit and determination, he began filming The Infiltrators. The NIYA, Obama-era youth led movement, focused on stopping deportations. As their vision and creativity grew, their civil disobedience actions also escalated and became more daring. Rivera’s vision also grew from imagining a short documentary to seeing the potential for a longer film when the activists decided to get detained to stop deportation from within. Co-sponsored by iEAR Presents! with Capital District Border Watch, ICE-Free Capital District, Troy Sanctuary Movement and Extinction Rebellion Capital Region. Preceded by a community meal….

3361 6th Ave
Troy, 12181 United States
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