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52 C I N E M O N T A G E F E A T U R E THE EDITORS BEHIND APPLE+'S NEW SERIES HAVE A PERSONAL TIE TO THE MATERIAL 'America' Uncovered By Rob Feld "I remember the first time I dis- covered bacon as vividly as the first time someone yelled racial slurs while pushing me around on the walk home from school," Nena Erb said. Erb was one of four picture editors on the first season of Apple TV+'s "Little America," an anthology series about im- migrant life in the United States. It's one of the best-reviewed series of the year since its January premiere, with a 94% "fresh" rating on the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. For Erb – who emigrated from Taiwan at an early age – making the show cut close to home. Those early experiences "shaped who I am today [and] definitely informed my choices when I was cutting 'Little Amer- ica,'" Erb says. Inspired by a magazine series, the show's half-hour episodes each function as a standalone tale taken from one o f A m e r i ca's m i l l i o n s o f i m m i g ra n t Conphidance in "Little America." P H O T O : A P P L E

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