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The new Americans

Author: Gita SaediSally Jo FiferIsmail BasheyDavid E SimpsonSteve JamesAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Kartemquin Educational Films, ©2008, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows four years of the lives of a group of contemporary immigrants as they journey to start new lives in America, including a couple from India in Silicon Valley, a Mexican meatpacker in rural Kansas, two families of Nigerian refugees, two baseball players from the Dominican Republic joining the L.A. Dodgers, and a newly-wed Palestinian woman in Chicago. The detailed portraits that resulted were woven into a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Spanish-language television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Biographical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gita Saedi; Sally Jo Fifer; Ismail Bashey; David E Simpson; Steve James; Gordon Quinn; Leslie Simmer; Fenell Doremus; Susana Aikin; Carlos Aparicio; Renee Tajima-Pena; Evangeline Griego; Indu Krishnan; Jerry Blumenthal; Independent Television Service.; Kartemquin Films.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Special Broadcasting Service (Australia); VPRO.
ISBN: 1565808207 9781565808201
OCLC Number: 276784400
Language Note: English or Spanish language audio tracks, with subtitles as needed; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced in 2003.
Credits: Music composer, Norman Arnold ; cameras, Carlos Aparicio, Roddy Blelloch, Steve James, Dana Kupper, Gordon Quinn, Scott Sinkler, Viren Thambidorai ; editing, Susana Aikin, Jerry Blumenthal, Fenell Doremus, Johanna Demetrakas, Lisa Leeman, Indu Krishnan, Gita Saedi.
Nigerian story [The Ogoni refugees] produced by Gita Saedi ; directed by Steve James.
Palestinian story [The Palestinian bride] produced and directed by Jerry Blumenthal, Gordon Quinn, Fenell Doremus.
Dominican story [The Dominican baseball players] produced and directed by Susana Aiken, Carlos Aparicio.
Mexican story [The Mexican laborer] produced by Renee Tajima-Peña, Evangeline Griego ; directed by Renee Tajima-Peña.
Indian story [The Indian technical worker] produced and directed by Indu Krishnan.
Performer(s): Narrator, Ismail Bashey.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens March 29, 2004.
Description: 2 videodiscs (400 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, widescreen.
Contents: Disc 1: Episode 1 (ca. 114 min.) --
Episode 2 (ca. 114 min.) ; Disc 2: Episode 3 (ca. 172 min.) --
Bonus features: Additional scenes from all four stories --
Where are they now? slideshow.
Other Titles: Ogoni refugees.
Palestinian bride.
Dominican baseball players.
Mexican laborer.
Indian technical worker.
Independent lens (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Kartemquin Educational Films ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service ; with additional support from BBC / Nick Fraser, SBS TV Australia, VPRO The Netherlands ; executive producer for ITVS, Sally Jo Fifer ; series producer, Gita Saedi ; executive producers, Steve James, Gordon Quinn ; series editors, David E. Simpson, Steve James ; series story editor, Leslie Simmer.
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Follows four years of the lives of a group of contemporary immigrants as they journey to start new lives in America, including a couple from India in Silicon Valley, a Mexican meatpacker in rural Kansas, two families of Nigerian refugees, two baseball players from the Dominican Republic joining the L.A. Dodgers, and a newly-wed Palestinian woman in Chicago. The detailed portraits that resulted were woven into a seven-hour miniseries that presents a kaleidoscopic picture of immigrant life and a first impression of the U.S. that few born in America can imagine.

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The New Americans

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The aptly titled <i>New Americans</i> gives an intimate and exceptionally detailed account of the realities that face legal immigrants from Dominican Republic, Nigeria, Mexico, India, and Palestine. The overall tone is one of hope through adversity. While some of the families and individuals...
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