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The Resource The new Americans, 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

The new Americans, 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

Label
The new Americans
Title
The new Americans
Statement of 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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Broadcaster
Composer
Director
Film distributor
Film editor
Narrator
Presenter
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"The New Americans follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they start new lives in America. We follow an Indian couple to Silicon Valley through the dot-com boom and bust. A Mexican meatpacker struggles to reunite his family in rural Kansas. Two families of Nigerian refugees (including the sister of slain Ogoni activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa) escape government persecution. Two Los Angeles Dodgers prospects follow their big dreams of escaping the barrios of the Dominican Republic. A Palestinian woman marries into a new life in Chicago only to discover that in the wake of September 11, she cannot leave behind the pain of her homeland's conflict. 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."--Container
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videorecording
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Independent lens (Television program)
Credits note
  • 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
Date time place
Originally broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens March 29, 2004
Dewey number
325.73
Language note
English or Spanish language audio tracks, with subtitles as needed; closed-captioned
LC call number
  • E184.A1
  • JK1759
LC item number
  • N3799 2008
  • .N49 2009
PerformerNote
Narrator, Ismail Bashey
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1955-
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  • Fifer, Sally Jo
  • Saedi, Gita
  • James, Steve
  • Quinn, Gordon
  • Simpson, David E.
  • Simmer, Leslie
  • Bashey, Ismail
  • Arnold, Norman
  • Aikin, Susana
  • Blumenthal, Jerry
  • Doremus, Fenell
  • Demetrakas, Johanna
  • Leeman, Lisa
  • Krishnan, Indu
  • Aparicio, Carlos
  • Tajima-Pena, Renee
  • Griego, Evangeline
  • Independent Television Service
  • Kartemquin Films
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Special Broadcasting Service (Australia)
  • VPRO
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Runtime
410
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  • Americanization
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrant families
  • Immigrants
  • United States
  • Dominicans (Dominican Republic)
  • Nigerians
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • East Indians
  • Mexicans
  • Nigeria
  • Ogoni (African people)
  • Benin
  • West Bank
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Dominican Republic
  • Baseball players
  • Mexico
  • India
  • Social conditions
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Ogoni (African people)
  • Americanization
  • East Indians
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrant families
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Mexicans
  • West Bank
  • Nigeria
  • Mexico
  • India
  • Dominican Republic
  • Benin
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
The new Americans, 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
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Wide screen
  • Originally produced in 2003
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • 24.
  • Credits
  • Disc 2.
  • Episode 3 (ca. 172 min.)
  • 1.
  • Opening
  • 2.
  • Indian: Introduction to Anjan and Harshini
  • 3.
  • Dominican: Jose in Great Falls
  • Dominican: Introduction to Ricardo and Jose
  • 4.
  • Mexican: Visa time
  • 5.
  • Indian: So much to do
  • 6.
  • Mexican: Saying goodbye
  • 7.
  • Dominican: The chance of a lifetime
  • 8.
  • Palestinian: A growing force
  • 5.
  • 9.
  • Mexican: Americans at last
  • 10.
  • Indian: Saying goodbye
  • 11.
  • Indian: Anjan's arrival
  • 12.
  • Palestinian: The protest
  • 13.
  • Mexican: Leaving again?
  • Nigerian: The Ogonis' struggle
  • 14.
  • Nigerian: New jobs
  • 15.
  • Indian: Anjan at work / Harshini arrives
  • 16.
  • Palestinian: Naima's job / Hatem's job
  • 17.
  • Mexican: Mecca
  • 18.
  • Indian: Harshini at home / Shopping
  • 6.
  • 19.
  • Nigerian: Israel's improvement plan
  • 20.
  • Palestinian: Naima's license / Hanukkah
  • 21.
  • Dominican: Ricardo's debut
  • 22.
  • Dominican: Jose in Georgia
  • 23.
  • Indian: Bad news / Good news
  • Dominican: A ballplayer's life
  • 24.
  • Nigerian: Karm and Brendan
  • 25.
  • Mexican: Life in Mecca
  • 26.
  • Palestinian: September 11, 2001
  • 27.
  • Nigerian: Money / Graduation / Home
  • 28.
  • Palestinian: Buying a house
  • 7.
  • 29.
  • Indian: Moving out
  • 30.
  • Nigerian: Karm's christening
  • 31.
  • Epilogue
  • 32.
  • Credits
  • Disc 2.
  • Extras:
  • Palestinian: Memories
  • Additional scenes from all four stories
  • Nigerian:
  • 1.
  • Barine visits her husband's grave for the first time
  • 2.
  • Nigerian immigrants protest Shell Oil
  • 3.
  • Barine tells her friend about life in America
  • Dominican:
  • 1.
  • 8.
  • Scouting for new talent
  • Palestinian:
  • 1.
  • March in Washington D.C. for right of return
  • 2.
  • Hatem's second job before Naima arrives
  • 3.
  • Palestinian food & maklouba recipe
  • 4.
  • School cafeteria:: Naima & classmates plan graduation party
  • Nigerian: Leaving the camp at last
  • 5.
  • Naima and her mom at the old village spring
  • 6.
  • Naima says goodbye to her best friend
  • 7.
  • Chicago people's Thanksgiving
  • Mexican:
  • 1.
  • Pedro had appendicitis
  • 2.
  • Disc 1.
  • 9.
  • Pedro tells waitress about his daughters
  • Indian:
  • 1.
  • Anjan remembers the death of his best friend
  • Where are they now? slideshow
  • Dominican: A challenge for Jose
  • 10.
  • Palestinian: Hatem's life is changing
  • 11.
  • Nigerian: Coming to America
  • 12.
  • Dominican: Who goes, who stays
  • 13.
  • Palestinian: The visa
  • Episode 1 (ca. 114 min.)
  • 14.
  • Dominican: Ricardo steps up
  • 15.
  • Palestinian: Bureaucracy
  • 16.
  • Nigerian: Starting over
  • 17.
  • Palestinian: More Bureaucracy
  • 18.
  • Dominican: Jose's turn
  • 1.
  • 19.
  • Nigerian: Remittances
  • 20.
  • Dominican: Tension and temptation
  • 21.
  • Nigerian: Health / A changing relationship
  • 22.
  • Palestinian: Something to celebrate
  • 23.
  • Nigerian: Ngozi's final exam
  • Opening
  • 24.
  • Credits
  • Disc 1.
  • Episode 2 (ca. 114 min.)
  • 1.
  • Opening
  • 2.
  • Dominican: Go West, young man
  • 3.
  • Palestinian: Ceremonies
  • 2.
  • 4.
  • Nigerian: S&C / CPD
  • 5.
  • Dominican: Life in Great Falls
  • 6.
  • Palestinian: Newlyweds
  • 7.
  • Nigerian: The driving test / Barine / Thanksgiving
  • 8.
  • Palestinians: Adjustments
  • Nigerian: Introduction to Israel and Ngozi
  • 9.
  • Nigerian: Nini and Zina
  • 10.
  • Palestinian: Terrible news
  • 11.
  • Dominican: Ramon is in trouble
  • 12.
  • Palestinian: Back to Palestine
  • 13.
  • Mexican: Introduction to the Flores family
  • 3.
  • 14.
  • Nigerian: Barine's dream
  • 15.
  • Dominican: Ole and Marie play a visit
  • 16.
  • Nigerian: Barine's trip to Nigeria
  • 17.
  • Mexican: Back in Garden City
  • 18.
  • Nigerian: A shower and a letter
  • Palestinian: Introduction to Naima and Hatem
  • 19.
  • Nigerian: Preparing for Ken's funeral
  • 20.
  • Mexican: Trying to get visas
  • 21.
  • Nigerian: Ken's funeral day
  • 22.
  • Mexican: So near and yet so far
  • 23.
  • Nigerian: Baby news
Control code
276784400
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (410 min.)
Isbn
9781565808201
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
736899122720
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • DV97605
  • K0901
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)276784400
System details
DVD, widescreen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The new Americans, 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
Publication
Note
  • Wide screen
  • Originally produced in 2003
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • 24.
  • Credits
  • Disc 2.
  • Episode 3 (ca. 172 min.)
  • 1.
  • Opening
  • 2.
  • Indian: Introduction to Anjan and Harshini
  • 3.
  • Dominican: Jose in Great Falls
  • Dominican: Introduction to Ricardo and Jose
  • 4.
  • Mexican: Visa time
  • 5.
  • Indian: So much to do
  • 6.
  • Mexican: Saying goodbye
  • 7.
  • Dominican: The chance of a lifetime
  • 8.
  • Palestinian: A growing force
  • 5.
  • 9.
  • Mexican: Americans at last
  • 10.
  • Indian: Saying goodbye
  • 11.
  • Indian: Anjan's arrival
  • 12.
  • Palestinian: The protest
  • 13.
  • Mexican: Leaving again?
  • Nigerian: The Ogonis' struggle
  • 14.
  • Nigerian: New jobs
  • 15.
  • Indian: Anjan at work / Harshini arrives
  • 16.
  • Palestinian: Naima's job / Hatem's job
  • 17.
  • Mexican: Mecca
  • 18.
  • Indian: Harshini at home / Shopping
  • 6.
  • 19.
  • Nigerian: Israel's improvement plan
  • 20.
  • Palestinian: Naima's license / Hanukkah
  • 21.
  • Dominican: Ricardo's debut
  • 22.
  • Dominican: Jose in Georgia
  • 23.
  • Indian: Bad news / Good news
  • Dominican: A ballplayer's life
  • 24.
  • Nigerian: Karm and Brendan
  • 25.
  • Mexican: Life in Mecca
  • 26.
  • Palestinian: September 11, 2001
  • 27.
  • Nigerian: Money / Graduation / Home
  • 28.
  • Palestinian: Buying a house
  • 7.
  • 29.
  • Indian: Moving out
  • 30.
  • Nigerian: Karm's christening
  • 31.
  • Epilogue
  • 32.
  • Credits
  • Disc 2.
  • Extras:
  • Palestinian: Memories
  • Additional scenes from all four stories
  • Nigerian:
  • 1.
  • Barine visits her husband's grave for the first time
  • 2.
  • Nigerian immigrants protest Shell Oil
  • 3.
  • Barine tells her friend about life in America
  • Dominican:
  • 1.
  • 8.
  • Scouting for new talent
  • Palestinian:
  • 1.
  • March in Washington D.C. for right of return
  • 2.
  • Hatem's second job before Naima arrives
  • 3.
  • Palestinian food & maklouba recipe
  • 4.
  • School cafeteria:: Naima & classmates plan graduation party
  • Nigerian: Leaving the camp at last
  • 5.
  • Naima and her mom at the old village spring
  • 6.
  • Naima says goodbye to her best friend
  • 7.
  • Chicago people's Thanksgiving
  • Mexican:
  • 1.
  • Pedro had appendicitis
  • 2.
  • Disc 1.
  • 9.
  • Pedro tells waitress about his daughters
  • Indian:
  • 1.
  • Anjan remembers the death of his best friend
  • Where are they now? slideshow
  • Dominican: A challenge for Jose
  • 10.
  • Palestinian: Hatem's life is changing
  • 11.
  • Nigerian: Coming to America
  • 12.
  • Dominican: Who goes, who stays
  • 13.
  • Palestinian: The visa
  • Episode 1 (ca. 114 min.)
  • 14.
  • Dominican: Ricardo steps up
  • 15.
  • Palestinian: Bureaucracy
  • 16.
  • Nigerian: Starting over
  • 17.
  • Palestinian: More Bureaucracy
  • 18.
  • Dominican: Jose's turn
  • 1.
  • 19.
  • Nigerian: Remittances
  • 20.
  • Dominican: Tension and temptation
  • 21.
  • Nigerian: Health / A changing relationship
  • 22.
  • Palestinian: Something to celebrate
  • 23.
  • Nigerian: Ngozi's final exam
  • Opening
  • 24.
  • Credits
  • Disc 1.
  • Episode 2 (ca. 114 min.)
  • 1.
  • Opening
  • 2.
  • Dominican: Go West, young man
  • 3.
  • Palestinian: Ceremonies
  • 2.
  • 4.
  • Nigerian: S&C / CPD
  • 5.
  • Dominican: Life in Great Falls
  • 6.
  • Palestinian: Newlyweds
  • 7.
  • Nigerian: The driving test / Barine / Thanksgiving
  • 8.
  • Palestinians: Adjustments
  • Nigerian: Introduction to Israel and Ngozi
  • 9.
  • Nigerian: Nini and Zina
  • 10.
  • Palestinian: Terrible news
  • 11.
  • Dominican: Ramon is in trouble
  • 12.
  • Palestinian: Back to Palestine
  • 13.
  • Mexican: Introduction to the Flores family
  • 3.
  • 14.
  • Nigerian: Barine's dream
  • 15.
  • Dominican: Ole and Marie play a visit
  • 16.
  • Nigerian: Barine's trip to Nigeria
  • 17.
  • Mexican: Back in Garden City
  • 18.
  • Nigerian: A shower and a letter
  • Palestinian: Introduction to Naima and Hatem
  • 19.
  • Nigerian: Preparing for Ken's funeral
  • 20.
  • Mexican: Trying to get visas
  • 21.
  • Nigerian: Ken's funeral day
  • 22.
  • Mexican: So near and yet so far
  • 23.
  • Nigerian: Baby news
Control code
276784400
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
2 videodiscs (410 min.)
Isbn
9781565808201
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
MU: Performance rights: Home view.
Other control number
736899122720
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • DV97605
  • K0901
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)276784400
System details
DVD, widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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