The International Documentary Association awarded The New Americans its 2004 Limited Series Award. The other nominees were Martin Scorcese's The Blues, Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire, and American Experience: New York: A Documentary Film--The Center of the World, Episode Eight (1946-2003).
With Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes (82 minutes) Kartemquin Films completes its chronicle of the work and times of the American artist, Leon Golub. Begun in 1985, the film ends with Golub's death in 2004. Released in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandals and the 24-hour news barrage of war, fear, and terror, Golub: Late Works are the Catastrophes is a powerful look at how we experience images of torture and the abuse of power.
If you are interested in making a tax-deductible contribution to community organizations that support immigrants and immigrant rights, or in supporting one of the families or individuals featured in The New Americans with a tax-deductible contribution, contact Crossroads Fund via their website or call them at 773-227-7676 and ask to speak with Jeanne Kracher or Inhe Choi.
The New Americans, a PBS miniseries premiering March 2004 from award-winning Kartemquin Films and ITVS, follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they journey to start new lives in America. The detailed portraits -- woven together in the seven-hour miniseries -- present a kaleidoscopic picture of immigrant life and a personal view of the new America.