Films | Define American


The Define American
Film Festival

Through a series of films and panel discussions, the Define American Film Festival provides guests and the media with diverse perspectives about immigration and American identity. 2016’s festival in Des Moines took place just days before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucus.

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White People

What does it mean to be white in our demographically shifting country? MTV’s White People, directed by Jose Antonio Vargas, is a groundbreaking documentary on race that aims to answer that question from the viewpoint of young white people living in America today.

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Documented Documentary
Educational DVD and

The first film to be produced and directed by an undocumented American that originally aired on primetime CNN in the summer of 2014. See Jose’s story, and get access to a study guide.

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