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June 20, 2013 at 10:00am: What is an American?

As an extension of the AFI DOCS feature Documented, an esteemed collection of our nation’s top policy makers and immigration reform advocates join to discuss and debate immigration reform and its role in America’s present political culture.

Featuring: Jim Avila (Senior National Correspondent, ABC News), Jose Antonio Vargas (Journalist/Filmmaker Documented), Maria Teresa Kumar (Founding Executive Director, Voto Latino) and David Hoppe (Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center, former Chief of Staff for Trent Lott [R-MS] and Sen. Jon Kyl [R-AZ])

June 20, 2013 at 11:45am: What is the Future of Education?

Educators and policy makers assemble to discuss the state of education reform in America. The panel will focus on issues surrounding the high school drop-out crisis and discuss solutions looking towards the future.

Featuring: Bernardo Ruiz (Filmmaker, The Graduates), Dennis Van Roekel (President, National Education Association) and Sarita Brown (Excelencia in Education)

June 20, 2013 at 1:30pm: What is Intellectual Property?

Leaders from political, legislative and artistic sectors join to discuss the future of intellectual property rights in America’s evolving digital culture.

Featuring: Patricia Aufderheide (Professor in the School of Communication at American University and Director of the Center for Social Media), John Simson (American University Business School, Grammy Foundation), Katie Chevigny (Filmmaker) and David Green (VP, Public Policy, NBCUniversal)

June 20, 2013 at 3:15pm: *What is the Function of Humor in Politics?*

Celebrating AFI DOCS’ featured screening of Herblock – The Black & The White, tracing the life and legacy of editorial cartoonist Herbert Block, a distinguished panel of artists, journalists and politicians join to discuss the role of humor in politics and how poking fun at our democracy influences the national conversation.

Featuring: George Stevens, Jr. (Filmmaker/Producer Herblock), Jason Grumet (President, Bipartisan Policy Center), Nick Galifianakis (Cartoonist, Writer and Columnist for The Washington Post) and Mike Farah (President of Production, Funny or Die)   

Panelists subject to change.

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