Introduced by Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the NYC Council, and followed by a panel discussion with Jose Antonio Vargas, writer/director of Documented; Paola Mendoza, director/writer; and Nisha Agarwal, Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; others to be announced.
Presented in collaboration with Define American and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs as part of Immigrant Heritage Week
Dirs. Jose Antonio Vargas, Ann Raffaela Lupo. 2014, 89 mins. Digital projection. With Emelie Salinas, Leonila Salinas, Jose Antonio Vargas. In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the 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; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he has not seen in person in over 20 years. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
Tickets: $12 public / $9 seniors and students / $6 children / free for Museum members.
This event is sold out. Tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis through a standby line. Visit the Museum’s admission desk after 10.30 a.m. to secure a position in the standby line.