Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker, has chosen San Jose State as the venue for the West Coast debut of his new documentary, Documented.
The film, which focuses on Vargas’ life as an undocumented person and puts a personal face on the immigration issue, will be shown at 6 p.m., Monday, March 10, in Morris Daley Auditorium.
Following the screening, JMC Director Bob Rucker will present Vargas with the 2014 William Randolph Hearst Award.
Rucker and SJSU Journalism Professor and Bay Area TV news legend Lloyd La Cuesta will also lead an audience discussion about the film, inviting people to share their own immigration stories. Bay Area community groups involved with immigration have been invited to join the campus community and share their personal experiences.
Vargas will also spent the day on campus visiting JMC classes and talking with JMC students and faculty.
A former reporter for the Washington Post, Vargas is the founder of Define American, a campaign that seeks to change the conversation on immigration reform here in America.