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Source:  The Washington Post

In the intriguing, marvelously inventive documentary “The Infiltrators,” a young Dreamer named Marco notes that whether he’s called “illegal” or “undocumented” doesn’t really matter.  “They’re just other words for being afraid.”

But he doesn’t stay scared for long.  As a member of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a band of creative and indomitable activists, Marco goes undercover at the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach, Fla., where hundreds of nonviolent detainees wait to hear if they will be released or deported.

Posing as a naive undocumented immigrant, Marco gets himself arrested by the Border Patrol and sent to Broward, where he proceeds to organize low-priority detainees, advising them on navigating a privatized bureaucracy that otherwise threatens to swallow them whole.

Soon he is joined by Viri, who engages in similar activities on the women’s wing of the institution.

“The Infiltrators” is available now at the AFI Silver Virtual Screening Room.

Read the story at The Washington Post.


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