An early screening of the new Robert DeNiro short film, Ellis, at the home of an IICONN board member this past week, generated reflection on all migrants, past and present, who are turned away before they reach safety.
Jane Rosenthal, CEO of Tribeca Enterprises, said that “Ellis” is meant to spur discussion about the current immigration crisis.
"America is a nation of immigrants,” she said. “We came in waves; we came in trickles; we came in chains. Some of us were running away from oppression; some were dragged from our homes; many were chasing a better life. As new generations were born, some of us forgot how America was made and history proved an unreliable narrator. This is the area where art can fill the gap, illuminate the experience and create the conversation." www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/festival-spotlight-jr-ellis ... See MoreSee Less
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