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Aikin, Susana

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Most widely held works about Susana Aikin
 
Most widely held works by Susana Aikin
The new Americans( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows four years of the lives of a group of contemporary immigrants as they journey to start new lives in America, including a couple from India in Silicon Valley, a Mexican meatpacker in rural Kansas, two families of Nigerian refugees, two baseball players from the Dominican Republic joining the L.A. Dodgers, and a newly-wed Palestinian woman in Chicago. The detailed portraits of these immigrants not only result in a kaleidoscope of immigrant life but offer 'first impressions' of America
The salt mines( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salt Mines documents the lives of Sara, Gigi and Giovanna, three Latino transvestites who for years lived on the streets of Manhattan and supported their drug addictions through prostitution. They formed temporary homes inside broken garbage trucks kept next to the salt deposits used in the winter to melt the snow. The three friends share their makeshift home, "The Salt Mines," with a varied community of homeless people. Candid interviews raise issues of sexual identity, personal history and dreams. We follow their lives day and night until their community is closed and sealed by the city, forcing everyone to disperse into uncertain futures
In the land of plenty( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Grapes of Wrath there has probably not been a more poignant picture of the migrant farm worker than this documentary. In the Land of Plenty has the added dimension that the workers are Mexican immigrants. Most do not speak English, and are undocumented with no means of protecting themselves from exploitation. These workers had little choice but to leave the villages in Mexico that could not offer them a livelihood. In the strawberry fields of Watsonville, California, we meet several gentle but weathered men and women and hear their stories. The facts are disturbing. Their wages are low and their living conditions are poor. They work long hours and often are exposed to toxic chemicals. Most workers have families, but are lacking health insurance and child care. The United Farmworkers Union has tried to organize. Richard Hobbs, Director of Immigrant Programs, points out that these immigrants as a group returned $100 billion more to the economy than they take. Their wages are taxed although they have no benefits. Yet they are looked upon with hostility by the government as well as by private citizens. With lively music and an appreciation of border culture, In the Land of Plenty provides a human portrait of workers at the mercy of a greedy system
The transformation( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transformation explores the changes Ricardo (Sara in The Salt Mines) undergoes after discovering that she is HIV positive and decides not to die on the streets a homeless, transsexual sex worker. In order to move out of street life, Sara/Ricardo accepts help from a group of born-again Christians who, in exchange, demand a complete transformation from female to male and from queer to straight. Ricardo moves to Dallas and tries fervently to transform inside and out, converting to Christianity and marrying a woman from the church. Together they try to start a new life away from his past. When the church organizes a trip to New York to "rescue" other transvestite street walkers, they invite Ricardo to preach his example. In New York, Ricardo encounters his old friends Gigi and Giovanna, both of whom refuse to come back with him to Dallas for redemption. They regard Ricardo's new life as a desperate exercise in survival. With the onset of AIDS-related illness, Ricardo reexamines his life, realizing that if he were to do it again, she would want to live as a woman
The new Americans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 3 part television documentary telling the powerful stories of the journeys of five families from their homes in the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Mexico and India to new lives in the United States. In Episode 1, refugees Israel and Ngozi Nwidor flee violence in Nigeria, hoping for a fresh start in Chicago. Dominican baseball prospects Ricardo Rodriguez and Jose Garcia travel from Santo Domingo to spring training in Florida. Young Palestinian Naima is engaged to an American and gets an opportunity to leave the West Bank to pursue a new life and career in America
The new Americans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 3 part television documentary telling the powerful stories of the journeys of five families from their homes in the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Mexico and India to new lives in the United States. In Episode 2, Naima marries her Palestinian-American fiance and struggles with homesickness. Nigerian refugees Israel and Ngozi Nwidor deal with low-paying jobs and the imminent arrival of their first American baby. Barine Wiwa-Lawani tries to gain a foothold in Chicago, even though political upheaval in Nigeria draws her back home. And the Mexican Flores family attempt to reunite in Kansas after thirteen years of being forced to live apart
The new Americans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 3 part television documentary telling the powerful stories of the journeys of five families from their homes in the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Mexico and India to new lives in the United States. In Episode 3, East Indians Anjan and Harshini Bacchu weather the highs and lows of Silicon Valley's dot.com boom and bust. The second Palestinian Intifada and Sept. 11th profoundly impact Naima in America. The Flores famiy discovers that their long journey from Mexico to Kansas will not be their last. Israel and Ngozi face the most serious tests yet to their dreams in America, while Barine comes within reach of her own American dream. And Dominican baseball players Ricardo and Jose are at career crossroads: Will they make it to the major leagues or not?
The Salt mines & the Transformation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Salt Mines explores the lives of Hispanic male transvestite prostitutes and crack addicts living in abandoned garbage trucks at a road salt storage facility near lower Manhattan. The Transformation follows Ricardo (Sara in The Salt Mines) as he rejects his street life to join a group of Born Again Christians in an effort to transform his life from that of a homosexual to a heterosexual
Homeopatía y salud integral by Susana Aikin( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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