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OOSpool

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Welfare
« on: May 23, 2009, 04:34:50 pm »

Welfare: A documentary made by Frederick Wiseman about New York City's welfare system released in 1975.  If one would like to get a great glimpse at raw beauracracy and government dependancy in action, this is a must-see.  It's the same today, with computers.  I see this as an example of what central planning and government control creates.

Here's a sample:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x438u5_welfare_politics


For more great documentaries by Wiseman see:

1967 Titicut Follies
1968 High School
1969 Law and Order
1969 Hospital
1971 Basic Training
1972 Essene
1973 Juvenile Court
1974 Primate
1975 Welfare
1976 Meat
1977 Canal Zone
1978 Sinai Field Mission
1979 Manoeuvre
1980 Model
1982 Seraphita's Diary
1983 The Store
1985 Racetrack
1986 Blind
1986 Deaf
1986 Adjustment & Work
1986 Multi-Handicapped
1987 Missile
1989 Near Death
1989 Central Park
1991 Aspen
1993 Zoo
1994 High School II
1995 Ballet
1996 La Comedie Francaise

"Frederick Wiseman is arguably the most important American documentary filmmaker of the past three decades. A law professor turned filmmaker in 1967, Wiseman, in his most dramatically powerful documentaries, has poignantly chronicled the exercise of power in American society by focusing on the everyday travails of the least fortunate Americans caught in the tangled webs of social institutions operating at the community level. An underlying theme of many of these documentaries is the individual's attempt to preserve his or her humanity and dignity while struggling against laws and dehumanizing bureaucratic systems..."

Well worth watching all of the above!

Peace and Enjoy!
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Talley

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Wiseman's "Hospital" briefly
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 12:48:35 am »

Amazing stuff OO.  Here's another drama soon to come via Mr. Wiseman:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_jZRlh5QTc
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dabslo

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Re: Welfare (Full Movie)
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2014, 11:32:03 pm »

One for the money, two for budget:  http://www.veoh.com/watch/v20221667Epzd6mQQ?h1=Welfare  This is the full movie referenced.  Save it now before it gets trademarked?
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JaCardon

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Re: Welfare
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 01:46:29 am »

This guy makes some good movies.  Don't worry about politics with Wisman, see them all.  Interesting perspectives, anyway
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BirthaBirdy

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Re: Welfare
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 12:47:22 am »

Sho' nuff  :wub: ;)
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Re: Welfare
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 12:54:38 am »

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One for the money, two for budget


Let this man be already! How many more "Docs" do you want to show here?  Could be a while.
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