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VIDEO: 'In Jackson Heights' Trailer Shows Beauty of Community

By Katie Honan | June 19, 2015 8:36am | Updated on June 19, 2015 10:48am
 Frederick Wiseman at the Community Board 3 meeting on June 19.�
Frederick Wiseman at the Community Board 3 meeting on June 19.�
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A legendary filmmaker has released the trailer for his latest documentary, which is all about Jackson Heights, and is raising money to get the project finished. 

Frederick Wiseman — an acclaimed documentarian who has won a Peabody Award and a George Polk Career Award — began shooting "In Jackson Heights" last spring, he told DNAinfo last June.

The two-minute teaser trailer is shot in his signature observational style, which lacks the typical narration and interview of documentaries.

The clip of "In Jackson Heights," his 40th film, features a citizenship class, a meeting against the controversial business improvement district, religious services and the celebration at the annual Pride Parade

Wiseman's distribution company, Zipporah Films Inc., launched a 32-day Kickstarter campaign on Thursday to raise funding for the completion of post-production for the film.

"I had a great time making this film. The shooting was, as always, a great adventure," he wrote on the page. "I met people from many different cultures whose life experiences were very different than mine."

The film will be ready in the fall of 2015, according to the Kickstarter.

You can watch the trailer below and here

IN JACKSON HEIGHTS Rough cut sneak peek from Zipporah Films on Vimeo.