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Jose Antonio Vargas Adds Filmmaking to His Credits

Jose Antonio Vargas, a KDMC workshop fellow (May '06) and presenter (May '08 & Dec '09) has a new appellation to add to his ever-evolving title: filmmaker.

Jose has co-produced a feature-length film with director Susan Koch that is currently making the festival circuit. The documentary, The Other City, examines the escalating rate of HIV/AIDS infection among African Americans in Washington D.C. The film was inspired by a series of articles he wrote when he was a staff reporter for The Washington Post. It is an examination of the impact of the epidemic through the eyes of the people living with the disease and those working to make a difference through education and needle exchange programs.

The documentary premiered this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival and was shown at this summer's SILVERDOCS Festival. It is currently being screened in Washington D.C. 

Jose is a senior contributing editor at The Huffington Post, where he launched the Technology and College sections. Previously, he reported for the National Desk of the Washington Post on the intersection of politics and the Internet.