In Jackson Heights
One of America's Most Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods

In Jackson Heights - One of America's Most Ethnically Diverse Neighborhoods
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victoria

great viewing. thanks for sharing

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David

Another terrific film by Fred Wiseman, this one showing the human family at its best, in all of its scrappy glory.

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