La Frontera/The Border: An Interdisciplinary Examination

Film Screenings

Screening of The Infiltrators

Discussion with filmmakers Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra 

October 8th, 2019 | Digital Media Arts Center Theatre 
Sponsored by the Political Science, Peace Studies, Masters in International Studies, Latinx and Latin American Studies Programs.
The Infiltrators is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who get arrested by Border Patrol, and put in a shadowy forprofit detention center – 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.

Screening and Discussion of Khales Jarrar's film Infiltrators

And the walls separating Palestinians and Israelis 

November 5th, 2019 | Cloobeck Screening Room, Digital Media Arts Center 
Sponsored by the MA Program in International Studies 
Join us for a screening of Infiltrators, a visceral and haunting “road movie” that chronicles the daily travails of Palestinians of all backgrounds as they seek routes through, under, round, and over a bewildering matrix of barriers, and discussion with filmmaker Khaled Jarrar. Khaled Jarrar’s raw debut documentary was the standout success at the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival, winning the Muhr Arab Documentary Prize, the Special Jury Prize, the International Critics Prize, and the Gold Hugo for the best Documentary at Chicago International Film Festival.
Khaled Jarrar, born in Jenin, completed his studies in Interior design at the Palestine Polytechnic University, visual artistry from the International Academy of Art – Palestine, and MFA from the University of Arizona. His first exhibition took place in public space at the checkpoints of Huwarra and Qalandya in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Jarrar started making films and videos in 2008, among them Journey 110 (a selection of BPFF2011). He has participated in international art events such as Art Basel 41, Instant video, London Palestine Film Festival, the International Contemporary Art Fair “FIAC” in Paris, the Berlin Biennale 7 in 2012, and the Sharjah Biennial 11 in 2013. Recently, Jarrar was awarded the 2017 General Grants program for Cinema by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture for his film Displaced in Heaven, a documentary that follows an exiled Palestinian family fleeing Syria. 

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