INFORMANT

By Jamie MELTZER

CINEPHIL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2012

A spell-binding look at a radical activist who switched allegiances radically. After two young activists were arrested at the 2008 Republican National Convention, he shocked close friends and activists nationwide by revealing he’d been instrumental in the indictment - he was an FBI informant.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 82 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jamie MELTZER
    • Producer(s)
    • George RUSH, Steve BANNATYNE
    • Synopsis
    • Informant takes a spell-binding look at Brandon Darby, a radical activist who switched allegiances radically. In 2005, Darby became an overnight hero when he traveled to Katrina-devastated New Orleans and braved toxic floodwaters to rescue a stranded friend. Soon after, he became a founding member of a hugely successful anarchist grassroots relief organization. After two young activists were arrested at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Darby shocked close friends and activists nationwide by revealing he’d been instrumental in the indictment - he was an FBI informant. More than just a psychological study, the film takes us into a politically charged world of deception, betrayal and violence.
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