Bob Bullock Immigration Project

at the Texas State History Museum

Mobile Film School alumni from Elgin and Del Valle joined us in working with the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum prepared a "teaser" for the Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston Island. This exhibit, which has been designated a We the People project by the National Endowment for the Humanities, has been designed and produced by the Texas State History Museum and will travel to other institutions, including Moody Gardens in Galveston and the Ellis Island Museum, a national monument.

The Mobile Film School interviewed immigrants and ancestors of immigrants who came here through Galveston as a collective of clips shown in May of '08, to encourage people to come to the exhibit starting in February '09 through October of '09. Suzy Seriff the Director of the project wrote.

"I just wanted to thank you for a really productive and tender session on Saturday. I can't wait to see the full set of videos. The ones I saw already brought tears to my eyes and were so engaging and human and heartfelt. You and your crew did a beautiful job of making folks feel safe, at home and open to telling their stories."

For "Immigration Nation Youth Arts Showcase" our Luling student film "I am Migration" screened along side other youth programs from in and around Austin.

We are so proud of our students. Please visit the museum through October '09 and see these wonderful interviews. Thank you to Mopac Media and TricksterFilms for helping us with this project.