Island of Hope; Island of Tears: documentary screening and discussion by a Park Ranger from the National Park Service
Please join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary "Island of Hope; Island of Tears." The documentary chronicles the moving stories of people and families with dreams of opportunity leaving their homeland with what they could carry. The film also contains magnificent archival footage from Ellis Island when it was the primary port of entry for millions of European immigrants. The film is preceded by a 15 minute conversation led by a Park Ranger.
This program is part of New York City 10th Annual Immigrant Heritage Week Celebration and is made possible by the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and the National Park Service.