Staten Island’s Huddled Masses: An Immigration Storytelling Project

During a time when xenophobia is spiking across the country, Move Forward Staten Island presents a film series featuring residents sharing their family’s immigration stories.

- Leela Mathew of Manor Heights (1st Generation, India)
- Cesar Vargas of Annadale (1st Generation, Mexico) 
- Vincent Verdi of Great Kills (2nd Generation, Italy)

The film was developed and produced by Move Forward Staten Island, and was filmed and edited by Projectivity.

With your help we can preserve more Staten Island immigration stories. Please donate today using the PayPal link below and help us expand this project!


interested in recording your family’s story? send us a message using the form below!

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I’m a Staten Islander and I’m proud of my immigrant heritage!