Statue of Liberty

Exclusive Screening & Panel Discussion

Ellis Island

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm EDT
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Join The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation for a virtual screening of UNFORGOTTEN: ELLIS ISLAND, the latest installment in the Unforgotten film series.

The film features interviews with former Foundation CEO Stephen Briganti and current Director of the American Family Immigration History Center, Stephen Lean.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Stephen Lean and the film’s creator, Aaron Asis.

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  • Get a peek inside the last abandoned part of the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration complex.
  • Hear directly from those who helped create Ellis’s iconic museum, which has been visited by 50+ million people from around the world since its opening in September 1990.
  • Listen to an interview with renowned installation artist JR, who reflects on Ellis Island and his work at the Abandoned Hospital complex.


Unforgotten Films is a documentary film project dedicated to sharing lesser-accessible landscapes in New York City. Each Unforgotten episode is focused on the relationship between public interests, community organizations, creative efforts, and government agencies — to demonstrate the under-appreciated potential of creative collaborations and to promote access & awareness throughout our city.

Thank you to Untapped New York for hosting this event.

About the Foundation

The nonprofit Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation works with the National Park Service to restore and preserve these beloved monuments. Efforts began with the 1980's centennial restorations of Liberty and Ellis. The Foundation has since created the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, developed the free 65-million-record Ellis Island Passenger Database, constructed the Statue of Liberty Museum, maintained museum exhibits, and funded hundreds more projects on the islands. This is all made possible by the generosity of members and donors to the Foundation. To support our mission go to and follow the Foundation @StatueEllisFdn  .