presented by the CULTURAL THEORY - HISTORICAL PRACTICES LECTURE SERIES
and CARNEGIE MELLON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Free and open to the public
Directors Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra will be on hand to discuss the film
About the film
Without warning, Claudio Rojas is detained by ICE
officials outside his Florida home. He is transferred to
the Broward Transitional Center, a detention facility
used as a holding space for imminent deportations.
Terrified of never seeing him again, Claudio’s family
contacts the National Immigrant Youth Alliance
(NIYA), a group of activist Dreamers known for
stopping deportations. Believing that no one is
free as long as one is in detention, NIYA enlists
Marco Saavedra to self-deport with the hopes of
gaining access to the detention center and impeding
Claudio’s expulsion. Once inside, Marco discovers a
complex for-profit institution housing hundreds of
multinational immigrants, all imprisoned without trial.
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