Creatorproduced 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
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-Peña, Evangeline Griego ; directed by Renee Tajima-Peña
Indian story [The Indian technical worker] produced and directed by Indu Krishnan
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 of these immigrants not only result in a kaleidoscope of immigrant life but offer 'first impressions' of America.
The Ogoni refugees / produced by Gita Saedi ; directed by Steve James -- The Palestinian bride / produced and directed by Jerry Blumenthal, Gordon Quinn, Fenell Doremus -- The Dominican baseball players / produced and directed by Susana Aiken, Carlos Aparicio -- The Mexican laborer / produced by Renee Tajima-Pena, Evangeline Griego ; directed by Renee Tajima-Pena -- The Indian technical worker / produced and directed by Indu Krishnan
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
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