Originally from the Phillipines (emigrating to the US at 12 years old) Jose Antonio Vargas is a 33 year old filmmaker, activist and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who,for all of his accomplishments, bravely revealed himself as an undocumented American.   JoseAntonioVargas

In his film “Documented” Mr. Vargas’ explores the quandry of what it means to be an American and the battle millions currently face to either stave off deportation or to become naturalised citizens of a country which they have for years and in many instances, decades, considered home.

“Documented” will be open this Friday, May 30 at West End Cinema in Washington DC with screenings to be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.