Third Avenue: Only the Strong Survive

Mon, 08/03/2020 (All day) - Wed, 03/31/2021 (All day)

Dir. Jon Alpert, Keiko Tsuno / 1980 / 59 min

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This Emmy Award-winning documentary tells the stories of six "ordinary" people who live or work along New York City's Third Avenue, which runs for sixteen miles through Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, cutting through the complex social strata of the city to reveal wildly different economic and ethnic subcultures. Called "a triumph of its kind" by The Washington Post, this unsentimental portrait of the uncommon lives of common people is a subjective sociological study of survival in urban America.

THIRD AVENUE: ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE is a DCTV and WNET/Thirteen production, co-produced by Jon Alpert and Keiko Tsuno. Associate Producers, Victor Sanchez, Karen Ranucci, Eddie Pabon, Maryann DeLeo, Kathii Chen.

1980 News and Documentary Emmy® Award
1980 Grand Prize, Tokyo Video Festival

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