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SMALL KITCHENS observes the physical connections and social contrasts of kitchen work between a Nepali restaurant and a Mexican food cart on the Elmhurst-Jackson Heights border, under the 7 train, in Queens. Supported by a New Work Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts funded by NYC's Department of Cultural Affairs, in December 2019 we screened the work-in-progress at Terraza 7 in the neighborhood where we shot it, to share it and discuss it with the communities it represents. Produced just prior to the coronavirus crisis, Small Kitchens now is a time-capsule of work and commerce, daily life, in this most global part of NYC before it became the global epicenter of Covid-19, which changed everything.