In Jackson Heights

Premiered January 6, 2017

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

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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Frederick Wiseman on IN JACKSON HEIGHTS

Excerpt from an interview in which director Frederick Wiseman discusses making his film IN JACKSON HEIGHTS:

"I have, since I was a child, always been fascinated by the variety of human behavior.  As an alleged adult making documentary films has been, for me, the perfect work.  I get to not only record but to try to think about and organize my experience.  I have been making an institutional series without any precise definition of institution."

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