This is a five-minute excerpt of Torres-Tama's "sci-fi Latino noir" performance solo called "ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS & OTHER EVILDOERS." It was developed through a National Performance Network Creation Fund Award. The video opens with a collage of dramatic sections that capture the visual dynamics of the stage production against a sound-bed narrative describing the many reasons immigrants dare to risk their lives to cross the border. Sci-fi music sound-scapes accompanied with performance texts move in and out of various vignettes in the live show. After the images, Torres-Tama performs a bilingual ode to the immigrant worker as a "Baron Samedi Shaman" character. Employing the iconic Louis Armstrong tune “Saint James Infirmary,” his re-arranged lyrics serve as a dirge for Latino reconstruction workers of post-Katrina New Orleans, who have been victims of wage theft at the hands of ruthless contractor and face random deportations by Immigration and Customs Agents after they have helped to rebuild a once broken and flooded city. Then, it moves to a quick section of Torres-Tama inhabiting the character of reconstruction worker telling his story, and based on a real-life interview. The final visual collage depicts the "alien" character against projected film images of the flag with his arms stretched out in a Christ-like pose, symbolizing the persecuted immigrant.