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INTERSECTIONS How We Respond Film Series: "The Infiltrators"

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for the second film in SI's 2020-21 film series, How We Respond. This series explores the different ways people are meeting the many challenges of sustainability, from climate change to systemic racism to economic hardship. The heroes of these films provoke us to think about how each of us can respond in our own way--"bringing our stone to the pile," as Alice Walker writes, to contribute to a better future however we can. All films will be shown virtually online in partnership with WPSU and its OVEE platform and will be followed by post-film discussions. All films are free and open to everyone at all campuses and communities.

Our second film is Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra's The Infiltrators, a tense docu-drama about DACA students working with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance to protect the rights of undocumented people threatened with deportation. To be more effective, two college students agree to voluntarily be captured by ICE agents so that they can advocate from inside long-term detention centers. Told through documentary footage and dramatic re-enactments, this film won two prizes at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Following the film, which is screening as part of Penn State's Hispanic Heritage Month in partnership with the Latina/o Studies Program, we will host a Q&A with the award-winning filmmakers. Learn more (and find the link to register and watch the screening) here.

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