Q&A with John Hoffman, Louise Mirrer, Allen Wernick, and Liz Robbins

Since the very founding of our nation, immigrants have been driven to these shores to find freedom from political or religious oppression, to escape financial hardship, and to discover educational opportunities or even love. The new documentary Out of Many, One is a loving profile of the Citizenship Project, the New-York Historical Society’s free program that assists green card holders in preparing for the USCIS Naturalization Exam, which tests knowledge of United States history and civics. Building to a naturalization ceremony conducted by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the film captures the anxieties and sacrifices—as well as the pride—of hopeful American immigrants who have made the journey here. A Netflix release.