The Forgotten
(14 min) Mexico/US
[watch trailer]

Wednesday 10/22, 7:10 PM (Session 18)

Director: David Feldman
Producer: Aaron Butler


The Forgotten, is the story of Ramiro Gomez, a twenty-seven-year-old Los Angeles street artist who in the past eighteen months has garnered the attention of the LA Times, the Washington Post, NPR, CNN, and other international media outlets. This attention emerged after Gomez, having taken a job as a nanny in Beverly Hills, began to create life-size cardboard representations of the migrant gardeners, housekeepers, and nannies he works alongside, and place them in front of houses around affluent neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills and Bel Air. The son of Mexican immigrants, Gomez felt that these migrant workers were being overlooked, forgotten, for their contribution to the pristine lives and lifestyles of people in these neighborhoods. These are the same migrants who have endured tremendous hardship crossing into the United States, simply to cut grass, park cars, clean houses and care for others children. Wishing to take his message further, Gomez instinctively decides to travel to Arizona, the epicenter for the contentious political debate on immigration reform in United States. His intention is to place within the Sonoran desert a cardboard family in mourning, not only to pay homage to those who made the arduous journey for a better life, but also to honor the ones who didn’t make it to the other side. The installation of The Forgotten is a tangible reminder of those souls who made the trip “El Norte,” and is an attempt to humanize an issue, through art.


David Feldman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1975. He began his professional career in the film and television industry after graduating with a film and media arts degree from Temple University. In 1999, he moved to Los Angeles where he was accepted into the prestigious American Cinema Editor’s internship program. Since then, he has worked as both an assistant editor and editor on such TV shows as Medium, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, True Blood, The Following, and most recently the HBO show, Getting On. He was also an additional editor on the Walt Disney feature film, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3. His work has been featured on PolicyMic and Public Radio International’s The World. The Forgotten is David’s directorial debut.

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