Hart Island: How the Other Half Dies (2015)
39min · Documentary, History · 1 January 2015
In a place called Hart Island, the unclaimed, unidentified, or indigent of New York City are buried in a potter's field. Approximately one million people have been interred in communal graves dug by the prison labor of inmates from Riker's Island jail. Family members, activists, artists, and city officials work to improve the dignity of city burials and visitation to the Island.