Documented is a a documentary film about my experience as an undocumented American.
For the past two-and-a-half years, I have been working on Documented, a documentary film about my experience as an undocumented American. It world premiered in June at the American Film Institute's AFI Docs festival in Washington, DC.
Vivek Wadhwa in the Washington Post:
If you had told me a documentary could shift my mindset, I would have said you were crazy. That was before I watched Documented.
Earlier this month, Define American co-hosted the San Francisco premiere of Documented with FWD.us, the immigration reform initiative led by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Among the audience were DREAMers, day laborers, tech community members, rapper MC Hammer, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Before the screening, Mark offered his first public remarks on immigration reform:
People often talk about two parts of the issue--high-skilled H-1Bs (the issues that tech companies have) and full comprehensive immigration reform--as if they're two separate issues, but anyone who knows a DREAMer knows that they're not, right? The students who, no matter where they were born, are coming into this country, are going to be tomorrow's entrepreneurs and the people creating jobs in this country. Someone did a study recently that showed that about half of the top tech companies were founded by immigrants--directly. So these are issues that don't just touch our part of the industry, but really touch the whole country, and touch what is right for us to do as a people.
You can watch his full introduction here.
I hope to release Documented in theatres soon, but I need your help bringing Documented and the Define American message to cities and towns where a film like Documented isn't normally screened.
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Thank you so much for your continued support.