In Jackson Heights
In Jackson Heights, New York, people speak over 167 different languages. There is such a concentration of cultures from all over the world that it is unlikely to find any other equally distinct place on earth. Here, among aspiring taxi drivers, vendors and retired adults Frederick Wiseman manages to follow everything without commenting the people. Just as his documentaries about mental hospitals, dance companies or universities, he manages to make more than three hours of condensed reality feel constantly interesting.