Re: Immigrants and English
Thu, 10 Aug 2000 13:51:00 -0700 (PDT)

In a message dated 8/10/00 1:38:29 PM, writes:

<< I'm looking for suggestions of features or documentaries which illustrate
difficulties immigrants face in America through lack of English language
skill. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Here's an extreme example of lack of English skills..
Filmakers Library distributes "The Shot Heard Around the World" a documentary
on the shooting of a Japanese student for trespassing by a suburban home
owner when the student failed to understand the command "freeze." Filmakers
Library has other films on immigrant life detailing their difficulties in
this new environment, of which language is one part of the problem. These
are listed under Multicultural Studies on our web site (
and in our catalogue..
Sue E. Oscar
Filmakers Library
124 East 40th Street
New York, NY 10016
Tel 1 800 555 9815
Fax 212 808 4983
e-mail: infor @ Filmakers. com