In 2011, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist José Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in The New York Times Magazine. The autobiographical documentary film directed by Vargas, 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 hasn’t seen in person in more than 20 years.
As part of the Engage series, Upstate Films in Rhinebeck presents a free screening of Documented on Saturday, June 3 at 10 a.m. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion anchored by representatives of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, Ulster Immigrant Defense Network, Rural Migrant Ministry and Catholic Charities.
Upstate Films is located at 6415 Montgomery Street in Rhinebeck. For more information, visit http://upstatefilms.org/specials.