Burning Libraries – Stories from the new Ellis

Documentation excerpt from the December 2010 Z-Space performance showing video and media design.

Credits: Burning Libraries is produced by ALICE Arts. Directed by Helen Stolzfus. Original score by Albert Greenberg. Video Design – Ian Winters. Lighting Design – David Robertson.

Premiered November 2010 at Z-Space. San Francisco. December 2010 at Laney College, Oakland.

about the project

Burning Libraries: Stories from the New Ellis Island tells over 30 real-life tales of ordinary people from immigrant communities. Culled from over 400 oral history interviews over a five-year period, the stories are sometimes harrowing, sometimes sublime, always compelling. Burning Libraries celebrates the ability of the human spirit to take flight and is a visceral reminder that we have all come to America as travelers from some other place and time.Burning Libraries