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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
Contributor
Director
Film editor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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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Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
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-Pe?a, Evangeline Griego ; directed by Renee Tajima-Pe?a
  • 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
  • JK1759
  • E184.A1
LC item number
  • .N49 2009
  • N3799 2008
PerformerNote
Narrator, Ismail Bashey
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
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  • Saedi, Gita.
  • Fifer, Sally Jo.
  • Bashey, Ismail
  • Simpson, David E
  • James, Steve
  • Quinn, Gordon.
  • Simmer, Leslie
  • Doremus, Fenell.
  • Aikin, Susana.
  • Aparicio, Carlos.
  • Tajima-Pena, Renee.
  • Griego, Evangeline.
  • Krishnan, Indu.
  • Blumenthal, Jerry.
  • Independent Television Service
  • Kartemquin Films
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Special Broadcasting Service (Australia)
  • VPRO
Runtime
400
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  • Americanization
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrant families
  • Immigrants
  • Dominicans (Dominican Republic)
  • Nigerians
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • East Indians
  • Mexicans
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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
Link
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
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
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (400 min.)
Isbn
9781565808201
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
736899122720
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • DV97605
  • K0901
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn276784400
  • (Sirsi) o276784400
  • (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
Link
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans/
Publication
Note
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
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (400 min.)
Isbn
9781565808201
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
736899122720
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • DV97605
  • K0901
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn276784400
  • (Sirsi) o276784400
  • (OCoLC)276784400
System details
DVD, widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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