|Supplier||Informant Documentary, LLC|
|Festivals/Awards||WINNER - Grand Jury Prize, Doc NYC|
In theatres on August 9, 2013
In 2005, Darby became an overnight activist hero when he traveled to Katrina-devastated New Orleans and braved toxic floodwaters to rescue a friend stranded in the Ninth Ward. Soon after, he became a founding member of Common Ground, a successful 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 had been instrumental in the indictment as an FBI informant.
As the only film with access to Darby since his public confession, Informant meticulously constructs a portrait of his life - before and after the death threats - through interviews with Darby and tense reenactments starring the man himself.
Darby's version of events are accompanied and often contradicted by commentary from acquaintances and expert commentators on various points along the political spectrum.
“The Informant: An ‘unsettling’ portrait of Brandon Darby ” - Globe And Mail
“ Informant: Film Review” - The Hollywood Reporter
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