New Faces on Main Street

Origins and consequences of immigration patterns in Wisconsin established for Southeast Asian and Latino immigrants.

Premiere Date
September 1, 1999
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    1998 Chicago International Television Competition-Certificate of Merit
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    1999 CINDY Competition-CINDY Award, Documentary: Domestic Local/Regional Broadcast
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    1999 Columbus International Film & Video Festival -Chris Award, Bronze Plaque
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    1999 Media & Methods Magazine-Awards Portfolio
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    1999 What's New Magazine-Awards Portfolio
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    1999 Houston International Film Festival-Third Place Award, Documentary division
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    1999 CINDY Competition-Cinema in Industry Silver Award
  • Producer

    Eileen Littig

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    The Film

    Recent waves of Southeast Asian and Latino immigrants are changing the complexion of many small towns in the Midwest. New Faces on Main Street investigates the status of these newcomers — their struggle to hold onto their traditions while contributing to their adopted communities. Using Northeastern Wisconsin as a microcosm for middle America, this documentary also addresses the negative perceptions of established residents who may not be entirely comfortable with a heterogeneous American heartland.

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