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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

. . . dirty or not, *someone's got to do it!

9/10
Author: Timothy Damon (thd@cwru.edu) from United States
25 May 2004

"When everyone has PhD's, the last garbageman on Earth is going to make a fortune . . ."

Quite a fascinating piece of film. It switches from one occupation to the other, although not quite with the complexity of Erol Morris's "Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control", where you start to see connections between the (seemingly disparate) jobs as the voiceovers about one occupation start to play over visuals of another.

But very interesting - if only to jog your mind into thinking about things you'd might not ever think about otherwise.

The septic tank cleaners segments reminded me of Asimov's short story "Ragusnik" (or some similar spelling). It's in his "Nightfall" collection of short stories.

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Compelling

7/10
Author: ArizWldcat from United States
25 January 2004

This interesting documentary followed 3 people who perform jobs that most people would not want to do; an embalmer, a bull semen collector, and a septic tank cleaner. All 3 were from quite different backgrounds but all had one thing in common; they loved their jobs and had found their calling in life. The film was particularly well done and fascinating to watch.

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