The varied and altering metropolis of Hudson entered the
documentary realm as the topic of a 2006’s Two Sq. Miles, which centered
on the group’s profitable effort to stop a cement plant from being constructed
within the city. And now the city as soon as once more serves because the backdrop for an impartial
nonfiction movie, the award-winning Hudson, America, which just lately
premiered on Amazon Prime Video and Kanopy.
Produced and directed by Zuzka Kurtz and Geoffrey Hug, Hudson,
America is a coming-of-age documentary that follows the lives of a bunch of
six first-generation immigrant highschool college students from the Columbia County metropolis’s
Bangladeshi Muslim group. The youngsters are a part of a bunch that immigrated
to Hudson within the early Nineties for low-wage work in a button manufacturing unit that closed quickly after their arrival, all of a sudden leaving them compelled to cope with a scarcity of producing
jobs amid the anti-Muslim hostility that reared its head within the wake of 9/11.
America provides a glimpse into the lives of the scholars as they navigate
the realities of identification battle, worry, xenophobia, organized marriage, forbidden
love, and the apprehension over leaving their group they’ve grown up in to
attend school and make their manner via life.
Hudson, America is streaming now on Amazon Prime and Kanopy.