After a year of tweaking and editing, the film’s final version is set to open this May and June in New York City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Berkeley, Sonoma, San Diego, Chicago, Denver and Miami, in addition to D.C.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film’s theatrical release qualifies it to be considered for an Academy Award. Documented will also be shown on CNN this summer.
Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Washington Post reporter who revealed his undocumented status in a New York Times Magazine article in 2011. He went on to create a film about his journey, hoping to humanize the immigration issue and alter the terms of the debate itself.
“We cannot change the politics of this issue until we change the culture of this issue,” Vargas told the audience of a Documented screening at the Newseum on Thursday night.
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