‘Documented’ premieres at Yerba Buena on August 5

Jose Antonio Vargas

Let’s hear it from Pulitzer Award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas: “Excited to announce…’Documented,’ the film we’ve been working on for two years, will have its West Coast premiere in the region where I grew up, the Bay Area.”

The screening will be held August 5th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, with Mark Zuckerberg giving the opening remarks. Also expected to attend are leaders from the tech and immigration communities, such as Joe Green, founder of the San Francisco-based advocacy group FWD.us., and immigration activist Gaby Pacheco of The Bridge Project in Washington D.C.

Said Vargas, founder of Define American: “Immigration reform, of course, is not only about the U.S.-Mexico border, H1B visas and the DREAM Act. It’s about all of us — Latinos and Asians, Blacks and Whites — DREAMing for a better future and a better America. This event will bring together different communities from all backgrounds.”

“I only wish my grandfather, a hard-working security guard, who loved America and changed his name from Teofilo to Ted (after Ted Danson in “Cheers”) when he became a U.S. citizen, was still alive and could attend.”

Define American and FWD.us will host the screening.

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