Over four million people visit the Statue of Liberty annually. The most photographed statue in the world, the statue’s meaning is universal and represents freedom, hope and protest to people throughout the world. Liberty: Mother of Exiles casts new light on one of America’s most familiar symbols, revealing its little-known history, and celebrating it as an enduring beacon of hope for generations of immigrants. Read More

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The New Colossus

Liberty: Mother of Exiles explores the Statue of Liberty’s origins and impact on generations, and the poem engraved at the base of the famed statue embodies the values that she represents. Hear the poem come to life with Lizzo, RuPaul, Andy Cohen and more.

Culture Closeup

Diane von Furstenberg sits down with fellow filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato to discuss the significance of the Statue of Liberty to them and our culture-at-large.

Liberty2Me Gallery

In anticipation of the HBO premiere of Liberty: Mother of Exiles, Josh Telles photographed HBO talent & influential voices expressing their personal definitions of liberty for the #Liberty2Me campaign. Each participant wrote a custom message answering the prompt “What does liberty mean to you?” to be photographed; they also spoke to their message on camera.


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