In Jackson Heights

Premieres January 6, 2017

Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary IN JACKSON HEIGHTS shines a light on one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse communities in America, and the world. Immersive and enthralling, revealing issues of assimilation, integration, immigration, and religious and cultural differences, the film proves Jackson Heights to be, in the truest sense, a microcosm of the American melting pot.

Funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), JustFilms/Ford Foundation, Independent Television Service (ITVS), Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, the Pershing Square Foundation, WGBH Educational Foundation, and by contributions to your PBS station from viewers like you. 

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In Jackson Heights

In Jackson Heights

Filmmaker Fred Wiseman shines a light on one of the world’s most diverse communities.

3:08:04

In Jackson Heights

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In Jackson Heights

A Colombia Match in Jackson Heights

"For IN JACKSON HEIGHTS I drew an imaginary line around part of the Borough of Queens..."

1:26

A Colombia Match in Jackson Heights

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In Jackson Heights

A Jewish Community Center in Jackson Heights

"The shooting method was to walk around filming events in the street"

1:29

A Jewish Community Center in Jackson Heights

1:29

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In Jackson Heights

A Laundromat in Jackson Heights

"Some films are in part defined and limited to the buildings they take place in ..."

1:25

A Laundromat in Jackson Heights

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In Jackson Heights

A Night Scene in Jackson Heights

"The film emerged from nine weeks of shooting and ten months of editing."

1:39

A Night Scene in Jackson Heights

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In Jackson Heights

Assimilation

A class of Jackson Heights students learn to become taxi drivers in New York City.

1:11

Assimilation

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In Jackson Heights

Bottle Return and a Flower Stand in Jackson Heights

"I have, since I was a child, always been fascinated by the variety of human behavior."

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Bottle Return and a Flower Stand in Jackson Heights

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In Jackson Heights

Community

NYC Council member, Daniel Dromm, addresses a crowd about the upcoming Pride parade.

1:04

Community

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In Jackson Heights

Diversity - LGBT

Watch a peaceful LGBT protest in Jackson Heights, NY.

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Diversity - LGBT

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In Jackson Heights

In Jackson Heights: Trailer

Filmmaker Fred Wiseman shines a light on one of the world’s most diverse communities.

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In Jackson Heights: Trailer

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