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Public Housing (1997)

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Renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman takes an intimate and nuanced look at the Ida B. Wells housing project in the south side of Chicago, Illinois.

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Renowned documentarian Frederick Wiseman takes an intimate and nuanced look at the Ida B. Wells housing project in the south side of Chicago, Illinois.

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If you want to know the difference between COPS and real documentary, this is a good place to go. The difference between the hyped and emotionalized and what might actually be real. While the complete absence of the photographed acknowledging the photographer is a little drenched in the old school ways, this is great film making.


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