Immigrant Stories: The Making of La Transazione
These portraits were taken during the filming of La Transazione. (The Transaction), a short black and white film about immigration. Set in Ellis Island the story revolves around three sisters who come to America in 1910 for an arranged marriage. The film was shot on site at the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History in the spring of 2019 with a subsequent exhibition at The Reher Center Gallery. This exhibit shared the stories of the cast of these Hudson Valley actors and their ancestors who immigrated to America and chose to settle in the region. These personal stories inspired their performance in the film.