The Resource The New Old Country, (videorecording)

The New Old Country, (videorecording)

Label
The New Old Country
Title
The New Old Country
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Faye Lederman's documentary follows the journey of American Jews who flock from across the country in search of their grandparents' stories about growing up in the neighborhood of New York City's Lower East Side. It explores the question of how nostalgia and memory diverge, by weaving together a variety of footage: tourists and Jewish youth groups who travel from across the country to take the Big Onion Walking Tour of the Lower East Side; elderly mahjong players whose banter about the good old days both celebrates and debunks various myths about the area's history; a three-generation family that has remained in the neighborhood despite a suburban exodus; and patrons of local eateries who connect their cultural identities to Jewish foods they believe are authentic only when consumed on the Lower East Side. Together with interviews with urban historians, these scenes create a virtual essay which raises discusion about the immigrant experience, the formation of cultural identity, and the acts of storytelling, remembering and writing history
Is part of
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
  • G
  • General
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Films of Lederman, Faye
  • Us History: Immigrants / Immigration
  • Anthropology/Sociology/Cross-cultural Comparisons
  • Documentaries
  • Folklore/Customs
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Judaic/Jewish Studies
  • Food/Food Supply
Technique
live action
Label
The New Old Country, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (27 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound,color;
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Medianet)24612.VH
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
The New Old Country, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (27 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sound,color;
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
(Medianet)24612.VH
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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