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International Film Series: "The Infiltrators"
INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES (IFS): Now in its 32nd season, the IFS offers Richmond audiences access to expert-curated, contemporary and classic films from around the world, uniquely paired with commentary and audience discussion. Free and open to the public, all films are screened in their original language with English subtitles.
Fall 2020 Announcement

In accordance with the University's current physical distancing framework, on-campus screenings of films and other large indoor gatherings are not currently permitted during the Fall 2020 sememster.

The International Films Series (IFS) will, however, offer a limited number of films this fall via online streaming, as well as virtual post-film discussions. See below for details.

At Second Glance


At Second Glance

Dir. Sheri Hagen, 2012, Germany, 92 min.

Set in a cold, snowy Berlin, three visually impaired couples meet, discover, and feel attracted to each other. In a film advocating for love against all odds, director Sheri Hagen explores "blindness" both literally and metaphorically and shows how loneliness, prejudice, and physical limitations can be overcome -- if we are able to open up and see the other person for who they are.

October 21 post-film discussion led by Katrina Nousek, Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies.

The Infiltrators


The Infiltrators

Dirs. Cristina Ibarra & Alex Rivera, 2019, USA, 95 min.

This 2019 docu-thriller tells the true story of young immigrants who get arrested by Border Patrol, and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center – on purpose. Marco and Viri are members of 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.

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  • Post-film panel discussion
    Panelists include:

    Alex Rivera, filmmaker
    Sophia Gregg, Attorney, Immigrant Advocacy Program at The Legal Aid Justice Center
    Luis Oyola, Community Organizer, Immigrant Advocacy Program at The Legal Aid Justice Center
    Sam Hsieh, Senior Attorney with CAIR

Part of "Colores" -- UR's 30-day observance of Latinx Heritage Month.

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The International Film Series is sponsored by the University of Richmond Office of International Education (OIE) and Boatwright Memorial Library.