Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American
Directed By: Jose Antonio Vargas | 2014 | Unrated | 1 hr. 29 min.
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|Friday, June 6th @ 7pm|
|Saturday, June 7th @ 6pm & 8pm|
|Sunday, June 8th @ 6pm & 8pm|
O Cinema Miami Shores @ MTC9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores (786) 565-FILM
Filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas in person on Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th.
In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine.
DOCUMENTED chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years. Written and directed by Jose Antonio Vargas. Digital. 2013, 89 mins..
“To me, politics is culture. I became a journalist, and later, a filmmaker, to get to know my adoptive country and my volatile place in it as a gay, undocumented, Filipino American. As a newcomer to America who learned to “speak American” by watching movies, I firmly believe that to change the politics of immigration and citizenship, we must change culture—the way we portray undocumented people like me and our role in society. That’s why I felt compelled to take charge of my own narrative and write, produce, and direct DOCUMENTED. This film, to me, is as much an artistic statement as it is a political one: I am not the “illegal” you think I am, and immigration is not what you think it is.”
Jose attends a Mitt Romney presidential campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jose and his mother
Jose testifies in front of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee
Jose and fellow undocumented Americans pose for the cover of TIME magazine