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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (190 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah), 2015.

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Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 2015.
Summary, etc.:
Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in the United States and the world. There are immigrants from every country in South America, Mexico, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and China. The people who live in Jackson Heights, in their cultural, racial and ethnic diversity, are representative of the new wave of immigrants to America.. The subject of this film is the daily life of the people in this communitýtheir businesses, community centers, religions, and political, cultural and social liveśand the conflict between maintaining ties to traditions of the countries of origin and the need to learn and adapt to American ways and values.. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival.. Nominated for the Queer Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Winner of Best Non-Fiction Film from the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.. "All of creation converges in ́In Jackson Heights,́ a thrilling, transporting love letter from Frederick Wiseman to New York and its multi-everything glory." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times. "This portrayal of waning cycles of life, both human and communal, nevertheless illustrates quite vividly the benefits of grassroots democracy, self-government, and mutual respect -- in other words, it lays bare the inner workings of civilization itself." - Boris Nelepo, Cinema Scope
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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In English,Spanish,Arabic,Hindi
Subject: Race relations.
Genre: North American Studies
Documentary films.

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