"Ellis Island: The Making of a Master Race in America," a film by Robert Tutak
The faces of immigrants to the U. S. have changed over the years. The fear of them—fear of the other—never has.
This film documents the influence of American eugenics and the ideology of Nordic supremacy and race purification on the U.S. immigration policy in the early 20th century and beyond. It is composed of eight hundred still photographs, and is narrated by a peasant from Galicia, Austria, who journeyed to America, the Promised Land, only to be excluded and deported.
Robert Tutak is a professor at Brooklyn College's Film Department. A graduate of the Lodz Film School of Poland and founder-director of the Manhattan Film Academy, Professor Tutak is a recipient of the Fulbright Foundation Grant in Film. His film credits include five feature films as well as several shorts and documentaries. Tutak's work has been distributed, broadcasted on television and screened at festivals in over twenty countries and in the U.S., including the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. For more information, please visit: www.tutakfilms.com.
March 19, 2018
9:30 PM — 11:15 PM
22 East 12th street New York, NY 10003