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. The subject of IN JACKSON HEIGHTS is the daily life of the people in this community—their businesses, community centers, religions, and political, cultural and social lives—and the conflict between maintaining ties to traditions of their countries of origin and the need to learn and adapt to American ways and values.
Catch the documentary premiere on PBS tonight at 9pm EST.
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