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Canal Zone

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:January 1, 1977
Running time:174 minutes
Director:Frederick Wiseman
Producer:Frederick Wiseman
Writer:Frederick Wiseman

Description: This 1977 Frederick Wiseman documentary, winner of the Golden Athena for Best Feature at the 1978 Athens International Film Festival, shows the people living and working in the Panama Canal Zone. During the 174-minute running time, the film covers both the canal operation and the various government agencies -- business, military, and civilian -- related to the functioning of the canal and the lives of the Americans in the Zone. Sequences feature ships in transit, the work of special Canal pilots, aspects of the civil government, work of the military, and the Zone's social, religious and recreational life.~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide

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