East 127 Street & Harlem River

  • Lab
  • Production year 2019
  • Production format Super-8
  • Screening format Super-8
  • Duration 2′
  • East 127 Street & Harlem River

  • a Film
  • by Alex Faoro
  • Description (english)

    In August of 1945 my great grandfather Giovanni Pietro Faoro, an Italian immigrant, drowned in the Harlem River – a result of undetermined circumstances. His body was discovered near the corner of East 127th street and what’s now Harlem River Drive. In autumn of 2019 I visited this intersection and retrieved some water using a bucket and rope. At my request, a friend of mine recorded the occasion on super 8mm. After processing the film, I submerged it in the river water for a number of days.

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