Unforgotten: Ellis Island
Join us as we exclusively screen the latest installment in the Unforgotten film series. In this film Untapped New York Artist-in-Residence and filmmaker Aaron Asis takes on another New York City icon – Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration
- Get a peek inside the last abandoned part of the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration complex
- Watch the film alongside with its filmmaker, Aaron Asis and one of its interviewees, Stephen Lean Director of American Family Immigration History Center at the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
- Listen to an interview with renown installation artist JR, who reflects on Ellis Island and his work at the Abandoned Hospital complex
- Hear directly from those who helped to create Ellis’s iconic museum visited by millions of people a year
About the event:
Insiders will hear from the very people who helped to create this monumental museum from the forgotten ruins of this once important complex. Attendees will also hear exclusive interviews from artists like JR and the Director of American Family Immigration History Center at the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Stephen Lean as he speaks about the important role Ellis Island played in shaping the culture of our city and our country.
Unforgotten Films was created by New York based artist Aaron Asis in collaboration with Green Ghost Studios and with media support from Untapped New York, funding support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs / Brooklyn Arts Council, and founding support from Likeminds to explore a series of inaccessible landscapes throughout New York City.
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