24.9. - 3.10.2020

In Jackson Heights USA 2015 | 190 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Frederick Wiseman

FREDERICK WISEMAN (*1930) is one of the most important documentary film-makers in the world and a pioneer of the purely observational Direct Cinema. In 2016, he was given an Oscar for his life's work. Most recently, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed In Jackson Heights (2015) and Ex Libris (2017).

rated for 0 + years
There is scarcely a part of the USA where more ethnic minorities and nationalities live than Jackson Heights in New York borough of Queens. About half the inhabitants were born abroad. Migrants from almost every country on the planet share their everyday lives here. Some have green cards, others no papers at all. They belong to a new wave of immigrants that little by little are giving the USA a new face. The film dives deep into this vast multiplicity of cultures, religions and ways of life. It asks about integration and the desire for boundaries and observes with concern that it is this very colourfulness that is now attracting speculators and investors. In Jackson Heights is a fascinating portrait of a city and its inhabitants from the master of US documentaries Frederick Wiseman.
Orig. Title: In Jackson Heights
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: Arabic, English, Spanish
Section: Transatlantic
Director: Frederick Wiseman
Producer: Frederick Wiseman
Sprachfassung: OV with German subtitles
Director of Photography: John Davey
Production Design:
Editor: Frederick Wiseman
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Zipporah Films
Production: Moulins Films, LLC
Contact: Karen Konicek, Zipporah Films:


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