Humanities Institute

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: Documented

Thu, July 5, 2018 | Terrazas Branch, Austin Public Library, 1005 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78702

6:30 PM - 8:45 PM


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 public struggle as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he reconnects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years. A broken immigration system leads to broken families and broken lives.

Watch the trailer.

The screening will begin at 6:30PM, to be followed by a brief community conversation led by Robert Painter, the Director of Pro Bono Programs & Communications at American Gateways, a local non-profit organization that provides a broad range of immigration legal services to low-income individuals and families throughout Central Texas. Refreshments will be provided. 

Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library.

Sponsored by: The Humanities Institute and the Austin Public Library

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