Ivy Tech Logansport to present award-winning film for discussion Sept. 27, 2021

Last Updated on September 21, 2021 by Ivy Tech Community College

LOGANSPORT, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College is continuing its observance of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with a presentation of the award-winning film “The Infiltrators” on Monday, Sept. 27. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room on the Ivy Tech Logansport campus, 1 Ivy Tech Way, and will be followed by a virtual visit from the movie’s directors at 7:15 p.m.

A winner of two “Innovator” awards at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, “The Infiltrators” is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who get arrested by U.S. Border Patrol, and put into a shadowy for-profit detention center, on purpose. It follows members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance on their mission to stop deportations from inside the detention center. This film uses documentary footage of the real infiltrators with scripted re-enactments of the events inside the detention center.

Ethan Heicher, vice chancellor for academic affairs for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Service Area, said the question-and-answer session with the filmmakers will give participants an opportunity to learn more about the making of the film and to dive deeper into the themes revolving around questions of immigration, policing, and deportation.

“Ivy Tech understands the importance of spreading awareness and participating in discussion about these important issues that, unfortunately, too often divide us,” Heicher said. “By sharing this movie with students and interested members of the community, Ivy Tech hopes to play a part in encouraging consideration of these issues, expanding understanding, and creating an atmosphere for ongoing dialogue.”

Ivy Tech students, faculty, and staff, along with the entire community, are invited to participate. The program is sponsored by Ivy Tech, Ivy Tech Foundation, and the City of Logansport with support through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Those interested in attending should RSVP online at https://link.ivytech.edu/moviereg and indicate whether they are planning to attend in person or virtually. Those attending in person will receive a boxed dinner from Boardwalk Café; those attending virtually will receive a link to log into the presentation.