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19 October 1968 (USA) See more »
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Chronicles 7-weeks in the lives of 12 emotionally disturbed children and their therapist's experimental method of treatment at the Toronto-area Warrendale facility. | Full synopsis »
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Martin Fischer ... Himself (Dr. Fischer)

Directed by
Allan King 
Produced by
Allan King .... producer
Patrick Watson .... executive producer
Cinematography by
William Brayne 
Film Editing by
Peter Moseley 
Production Management
George Desmond .... production supervisor
Gwen Gillie .... production manager
Sound Department
Michael Billings .... sound re-recordist
Russel Heise .... sound recordist
Other crew
John Brown .... executive director
Henri Fiks .... technical assistant
Martin Fischer .... medical director (as Dr. Martin Fischer)
Martin Fischer .... psychology director (as Dr. Martin Fischer)
Sarah Jennings .... production assistant

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100 min
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Intense cinema verité about special education for out of control children, 19 May 2011
Author: ManFromSanFernando from United States

This is the opposite of escapist storytelling,so don't bother unless you are interested in cinema verite and can tolerate troubled children. Allan's technique try and keep a neutral nonjudgemental POV while following social workers who are employing an experimental technique called holding on the children who attend a special school- a technique which would never be used today,prevented by both lawsuits and pyschopharmacology. There are some powerful moments and there are moments in which it looks as if the social workers are performing some bizarre spiritual ritual. The film for me brings up the ethics involved in the practice of psychology and film making. Cinemé Verité seems to be a discredited movement and it seems like you can reach deeper truth through pure fictional storytelling but the length Warrendale goes to show the unedited reality of these children is both jarring and commendable.

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