New Americans, The
The New Americans follows four years in the lives of a diverse group of contemporary immigrants and refugees as they start new lives in America. We follow an Indian couple to Silicon Valery through the dot-com boom and bust. A Mexican meatpacker struggles to reunite his family in rural Kansas. Two families of Nigerian refugees (including the sister of slain Ogoni activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa) escape government persecution. Two Los Angeles Dodgers prospects follow their big dreams of escaping the barrios of the Dominican Republic. A Palestinian woman marries into a new life in Chicago only to discover that in the wake of September 11, she cannot leave behind the pain of her homeland's conflict.