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High School II - A Successful Alternative High School in New York
HIGH SCHOOL II is a film about Central Park East Secondary School, a successful alternative high school in New York's Spanish Harlem, 85-95% of whose graduates go on to four year colleges. The film illustrates the school's emphasis on the…
Missile - A Look at US Air Force Trainees
MISSILE follows the 4315th Training Squadron of the Strategic Air Command at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where Air Force officers are trained to man the Launch Control Centers for the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Sequences include discussion of…
Juvenile Court - The Complex Cases at the Memphis Juvenile Court
JUVENILE COURT shows the complex variety of cases before the Memphis Juvenile Court: foster home placement, drug abuse, armed robbery, child abuse, and sexual offenses. The sequences illustrate such issues as community protection vs. the desire for rehabilitation, the range…
La Comédie-Française - The Oldest Repertory Company in the World
LA COMEDIE- FRANCAISE is the oldest continuous repertory company in the world, founded in Paris in the late 17th century. This is the first time a documentary filmmaker has been allowed to look at all the aspects of the work…
Primate - The Daily Activities of a Primate Research Center
PRIMATE presents the daily activities of Yerkes Primate Research Center. Scientists in the film are concerned with studying the physical and mental development of primates. Some of the experimental work shown in the film deals with the capacity to learn,…
Manoeuvre - NATO's Annual War Simulation
MANOEUVRE follows a U.S. infantry tank company through NATO's annual fall manoeuvres in Western Europe. One purpose of these war games is to test how quickly and effectively U.S. reinforcements can come to the aid of NATO forces stationed in…
Canal Zone - The People Who Live and Work at the Panama Canal Zone
A documentary by Frederick Wiseman about the people who live and work in the Panama Canal Zone. CANAL ZONE shows both the operation of the Canal and the various governmental agencies -- business, military, and civilian -- related to the…
Public Housing - A Look at Poverty in Chicago
PUBLIC HOUSING documents daily life at the Ida B. Wells public housing development in Chicago. The film illustrates some of the experiences of people living in conditions of extreme poverty. Events shown include the work of the tenants council, street…
Essene - Daily Life in a Benedictine Monastery
ESSENE is about daily life in a Benedictine monastery and the resolution of conflict between personal needs and the institutional and organizational priorities of the community. In the Order, where the focus of life is the relationship of individual work…
Meat - A Look at the Production of Consumer Meat Products
MEAT traces the process through which cattle and sheep become consumer goods. It depicts the processing and transportation of meat products by a highly automated packing plant, illustrating important points and problems in the area of production, transportation, logistics, equipment…
Law & Order - An Examination of Police Practices and Behavior
LAW & ORDER surveys the wide range of work the police are asked to perform: enforcing the law, maintaining order, and providing general social services. The incidents shown illustrate how training, community expectations, socio-economic status of the subject, the threat…
Aspen - The Daily Activities of a Popular Winter Destination
ASPEN is a film about a town famous in the 19th century for silver mining and now known for its scenic splendor, mountains, skiing, hiking, music, intellectual activity and fashionable people. The film documents the daily life and activities of…
Blind - Students at the Alabama School for the Blind
BLIND shows the educational programs and daily life of students in kindergarten through the 12th grade at the Alabama School for the Blind. The School is organized around the effort to educate blind and visually impaired students to be in…
Boxing Gym - The Patrons of a Texas Gym
The subject of this film is an Austin, Texas institution, Lord's Gym, which was founded over twenty years ago by Richard Lord, a former professional boxer. A wide variety of people of all ages, races, ethnicities and social classes train…
Deaf - The School for the Deaf at the Alabama Institute
The School for the Deaf at the Alabama Institute is organized around a theory of total communication, i.e. the use of signs and finger spelling in conjunction with speech, hearing aids, lip reading, gestures and the written word. The film…
Racetrack - The Daily Activites at the Belmont Race Track
Belmont Race Track is one of the world's leading race tracks for thoroughbred racing. Frederick Wiseman's RACETRACK highlights the training, maintaining and racing of thoroughbred horses. Everyday occurrences are shown: in the backstretch -- the grooming, feeding, shoeing, and caring…
Multi-Handicapped - Students, Teachers, Parents, and Counselors at the Helen Keller School
This film shows the day to day activities of multi-handicapped and sensory impaired students and their teachers, dormitory parents, and counselors at the Helen Keller School. The primary mission of the school is to meet the total and living needs…
Domestic Violence 2 - Law and Order in Tampa, Florida
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 2 takes place in the arraignment, misdemeanor, and injunction courts in Tampa, Florida. The courts deal with issues such as bail bonds, release pending trial, the specific context of injunctions regulating time and place of parental visits, restraining…
Adjustment & Work - Sensory Impaired Adults in the Workforce
The first part of this film takes place at the E.H. Gentry Technical Facility which provides evaluation and personal adjustment services to sensory impaired adults and also functions as a vocational training center offering technical instruction in 15 career areas…
Sinai Field Mission - The Routine Activities at the Sinai Field Mission
SINAI FIELD MISSION shows the routine activities of the diplomats and electronics technicians who operate the U.S. Sinai Field Mission, the early warning system established in 1976 to help facilitate the disengagement between Egypt and Israel after the 1973 war.…