The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the ... See full summary »
Also known as The Greater Good, this series of vignettes focuses on the day-to-day work of Kansas City, Missouri police covers the range of circumstances they encounter and the variety of ... See full synopsis »
Daily activities of the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, with emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics. The cases depicted illustrate how medical expertise, availability... See full summary »
WELFARE shows the nature and complexity of the welfare system in sequences illustrating the staggering diversity of problems that constitute welfare: housing, unemployment, divorce, medical... See full summary »
Titicut Follies was not banned completely by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The final decree of the Suffolk Superior Court EQ. No. 87538 said it could continue to be screened, but only for audiences comprised of the medical or legal community, specifically naming Legislators, Judges, Lawyers, Sociologists, Social Workers, Doctors, Psychiatrists, Students in these or related fields, Organization(s) dealing with the social problems of custodial care and mental infirmity. Wiseman would rent the film to people who signed a statement of intent that they would limit the audience to those allowed. See more »
I need help, I just don't know where I can get it.
Well, you'll get it here, I guess.
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Amazing, harrowing documentary look at the mistreatment of mental patients.
This is easily one of the most disturbing documentary films ever made. The state of Mass. blocked distribution of this film for well over a decade after its release because it was simply too honest and unflinching in its portrayal of the horrific systemic abuses of this institution. What makes the film so very important is not simply its evidence about this particular institution, but, the light it sheds on the kind of society that would treat the least fortunate of its members in this dehumanizing and cruel way. There is political analysis offered by the patients themselves that brings in the rather obvious connections to the police state, colonization, and genocide.
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