There are eleven million undocumented Americans living in this country. One of them is Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist whose New York Times Magazine story “Outlaw” reignited the immigration reform debate when it was published in 2011 – and whose tale this penetrating documentary tells. Vargas, a native of the Philippines who came to Mountain View, California when he was twelve on a tourist visa to visit his grandparents and stayed on, outlines his case with plenty of personal touches, in an effort to get people to consider his tagline, “Define American.” The upshot: We come to the realization that some of the best people in the US don’t have papers. Vargas wrote and produced, with co-direction by Ann Lupo (89 min.).
Director: Jose Vargas and Ann Lupo
Writer: Jose Vargas