Skip to main content
Link to Libraries homepage
Link to Libraries homepage
Rutgers University Libraries

Immigrant States: Jersey’s Global Routes: Films, Images and Multimedia

Sociology 920:271; W&GS 988:271; LHCS 595:271; American Studies 050:271

Recent Movies and Documentaries in the Library

The Neo-African-Americans [videorecording] / Kobina Aidoo presents ; produced, directed and edited by Kobina Aidoo. [Miami Shores, Fla. : Kobi1.doc], c2008. MEDIA CENTER 10-1701

An exploration of "how rapid, voluntary immigration from Africa and the Caribbean is transforming the 'African-American' narrative"--Container.

Unnatural causes [videorecording] : is inequality making us sick? / produced by California Newsreel, c2008. MEDIA CENTER 10-1334

Crossing lines [videorecording] / produced, directed, and written by Leena Jayaswal & Indira Somani. Harriman, NY : New Day Films, c2007. MEDIA CENTER IN-PROCESS

"Crossing Lines is a film about an Indian American woman's struggle to stay connected to India after the loss of her father.... This film takes you on a journey to India, where Indira [Somani] visits her father 's extended family for the first time after his death."--Container.

The namesake [videorecording] /produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair ; screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala ; directed by Mira Nair. Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007. MEDIA CENTER 10-1399

The American-born son of Indian immigrants feels pulled between his ethnic heritage and his desire to assimilate, especially after becoming involved with two very different women.

Cash flow fever [videorecording] / directed & produced by James Heer ; TVE. Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, [2007?] MEDIA CENTER 10-1313

Travels to the United States and El Salvador to examine the social and economic impact that economic migrants, people who swap countries to find better wages, are having worldwide.

The promised land [videorecording] / written and directed by Joan Baker ; a project of Third World Newsreel Production Workshop. New York, N.Y. : Third World Newsreel, [2007] MEDIA CENTER 10-1202

A video essay on Jamaican immigrants to England and the United States. These immigrants came to try to find a better life, but sometimes find instead poverty, squalor, and societal problems.

Made in L.A. [videorecording] = Hecho en Los Angeles / a film by Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar ; directed by Almudena Carracedo ; produced by Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo ; written by Almudena Carracedo, Robert Bahar, Lisa Leeman. [South Burlington, VT] : California Newsreel, [2007] MEDIA CENTER 10-1151

Follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants, Lupe Hernandez, María Pineda, Maura Colorado, working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a mega-trendy clothing retailer.

El sueño americano [videorecording] : puertorriqueños y mexicanos en Nueva York = The American dream / Isla Films ; director, Sonia Fritz.  New York, N.Y. : Distributed by The Cinema Guild, c2007. MEDIA CENTER 10-1184

Documents the social and economic conditions of Puerto Rican and Mexican immigrants in New York City.

And thereafter [videorecording] / Docu-Eye Production ; produced by Hosup Lee, Hyun-Ock Im ; directed by Hosup Lee. New York, N.Y. : Filmakers Library, c2003. MEDIA CENTER 2-6963

Seventy-six year-old Young-Ja Wike is one of 10,000 Korean women who married American G.I.'s after the Korean War. For these women marriage was the only escape from the crushing poverty of post-war Korea. Now "Grandma" lives in south New Jersey with her husband. Never having learned to speak English fluently, she is isolated from the community and her family as well.