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Welfare

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:January 1, 1975
Running time:167 minutes
Director:Frederick Wiseman
Producer:Frederick Wiseman

Description: This in-depth look at the nature and complexity of the welfare system prompted New York Social Welfare Commissioner James R. Dumpson to comment, I wish all the public, as well as legislators and politicians, could see this film. It could have been made in any urban area in the United States. Acclaimed documentarian Frederick Wiseman examines a wide diversity of welfare-related situations during the film's 167 minutes. Areas covered include unemployment, housing, divorce, medical and psychiatric problems, concerns of the elderly, child abuse, and abandoned children. Both welfare workers and clients are seen struggling to interpret the laws, rules and regulations that govern their work and lives. Richard Zoglin (Time) wrote that Wiseman's cameras have observed institutions from a New York City welfare office to Dallas' Neiman-Marcus department store, all with the same unvarnished...style. ~ Bhob Stewart, All Movie Guide

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