“A true story of two young immigrants who get purposefully arrested by Border Patrol, and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center. The film follows Marco and Viri and other organizers, members of a group of radical undocumented youth organizers, aka ‘Dreamers,’ who are on a mission to stop deportations by organizing from inside immigrant detention centers.”
– Marco Loera, Director of Art and Technology
The Infiltrators is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who get arrested by Border Patrol 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.
NDLON (National Day Laborer Organizing Network) improves the lives of day laborers, migrants and low-wage workers. We build leadership and power among those facing injustice so they can challenge inequality and expand labor, civil and political rights for all. Learn more at ndlon.org.