DOCUMENTED

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Directed by: Jose Antonio Vargas, Ann Lupo 2013 | 90 min.

Section: Documentaries

Premiere: Hawaii


Synopsis

Sponsored by:

Halekulani

Hula's Bar & Lei Stand

DOCUMENTED is the uplifting and heartbreaking true story of Pulitzer prize-winning Filipino journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who "outed" himself as an undocumented immigrant in 2011, risking his freedom, his career, and his adopted homeland.

Jose's grandparents brought him to America as a child without telling him he had false papers, assuming that when he grew up he could get a menial job to stay under the radar until he could marry an American girl. These modest career plans didn't work out when Jose turned out to be a brilliant student and became a famous journalist, and the marriage-for-citizenship plan fell through when Jose turned out to be gay.  After writing the story revealing his status, Jose created an organization to promote paths to citizenship for undocumented immigrants while waiting for what he assumed was inevitable deportation.  Touching and exhilirating, DOCUMENTED will leave you smiling through your tears.

 

Synopsis written by: Sat Freedman

Screenings

Thursday, October 17 6:15 PM Dole Cannery G Date Passed
Sunday, October 20 7:00 PM Dole Cannery E Date Passed
Friday, October 25 7:30 PM Kauai - Waimea Theater Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Jose Antonio Vargas, Ann Lupo
Screenwriter Jose Antonio Vargas
Co-Producer Ann Lupo, Clarissa de los Reyes
Executive Producer Sean Parker, Matthew Hiltzik, Liz Simons
Cast Jose Antonio Vargas
Cinematographer Clarissa de los Reyes
Editor Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
Associate Producer Lara Drasin
Music Composer Brendon Anderegg