Saturday, 2 August 2014

Movie Review: Documented

In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. 'Documented' chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years.

A very good true to life documentary film to open the 10th year anniversary of the premiere Independent Film Festival Cinemalaya. Good choice for the opening film. I was moved and touched by the film. The documentary clearly shows its statement and message that would like to deliver. Tumawid sa akin iyong emosyon ni Jose Antonio Vargas bilang isang undocumented immigrant. Maayos din ang pagkakatahi ng story at iyong mga important elements ay na highlight ng husto. I also like the style that they din in this documentary na hindi siya naging boring at nakapitan ko talaga up to the last frame. Valid din iyong mga emotions na ipinakita ng every character dito especially the family of Jose and you will feel that is real. This film will also help us to be aware on the life our fellow Filipinos living as immigrant. May kurot sa puso after kong mapanood ito. On that note this is the first feature film that I will give a perfect rating for this year.

 My Verdict:  5/5

Sister, Brother and Mother of Jose Antonio Vargas @ the Opening Night for Cinemalaya

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