WORLD PREMIERE Drawing inspiration from Frederick Wiseman’s classic aesthetic, Nepalese filmmaker Kesang Tseten spends a year observing the community and culture of Himalayan immigrants in and around the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens. During the buildup to the 2020 U.S. Census, the inhabitants reveal their motivation to have their presence recorded, encouraged by visits from their political representatives, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In carefully captured verite footage, we see a rich portrait of people deeply connected to homeland traditions while adjusting to life in exile. – Jaie Laplante 

The first and second screenings will be followed by a Q&A with producer Sienna Craig.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Village East by Angelika

All in-person screening venues provide sound amplification headphones upon request with venue management. IFC Center can also provide a T-Coil loop for compatible devices.

Director: Kesang Tseten
Producer: Sienna R Craig, Kesang Tseten
Cinematographer: Gary griffin, Kalsang Rinchen, Lucas Millard, Sam Tsering, Karma KG, Shambu Moktan, Kesang Tseten
Editor: Kesang Tseten, Amaury Berger
Language: Tibetan, Nepalese, English
Country: United States of America
Year: 2023