Series (5 Episodes available)
ARTE GEIE, BLEU KOBALT
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
This documentary series explores those districts of New York that make up a kaleidoscope of languages, cultures, nationalities and beliefs. The series is an invitation to take a stroll off the beaten track, in search of pure New York spirit and energy.
Harlem, Brooklyn, Uptown, Downtown, The Bronx - all familiar sounding place names. Film and perhaps to a lesser extent literature have supplied us with myriad images of these mythical districts that have their own identities, colours and sounds. Yet, for the last 10 years, these districts have been steadily reinventing themselves.
We meet both iconic characters and Ordinary Joes - those everyday characters who are an integral part of their surroundings. They sneak us in through the back door, showing us round unique and forgotten places, and their opposites - places that create a sensation the moment they open. The characters share their insights into the life and soul of their neighbourhoods.