For workplaces, schools and community organizations that would like to use shorter stories from The New Americans to increase understanding of recent immigrants, Active Voice and Kartemquin Films offer three brief, themed video modules for a nominal fee. Each module includes a DVD or VHS cassette with two or three family stories that are each twenty minutes in length, plus a companion print guide that includes:

Discussion questions and reaction quotes from users to start dialogue
Workshop curriculum to keep discussion focused and productive
Immigration statistics to provide national and local context
Resource lists for further insight and partnership
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This module illustrates the common hopes and particular challenges of immigrant families and their children with the stories of three families from Mexico and Nigeria. Designed to serve the professional development needs of educators, public administrators and staff of family service organizations, this module is also proving to be an effective tool to help immigrant parents participate in their children’s education.

Developed with the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute and California Tomorrow, a multicultural education resource organization.

Funded by the Zellerbach Family Foundation
This module highlights the complex emotions and political predicaments propelling three families to leave their homelands in Mexico, Nigeria, and the Israeli-occupied West Bank and put down roots in rural and urban America. Designed especially for service providers and policymakers, this module chronicles the process of assimilation and integration and identifies key obstacles and opportunities to engaging newcomers in public life.

Developed with Central Valley Partnership for Citizenship and the Northern California Citizenship Project

Funded by The James Irvine Foundation
This module follows new Americans from the Dominican Republic and Nigeria as they join churches, adjust to cultural differences and stereotypes, and build relationships across language and cultural barriers.

Developed with Harmony Works, facilitating intergroup dialogue in the Twin Cities

Funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation