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Working for the Man: The Building, Burning and Disappearance of Black Rock City 2000 (2001)

Unrated | | Documentary | 11 May 2001 (USA)
Susan Barron's "Working for the Man" starts off with not the typical "bang" and screaming techno of other documentaries, but an interview with event co-founder Larry Harvey, who, along with... See full summary »

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Susan Barron

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Susan Barron
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Credited cast:
Larry Harvey
Flynn Mauthe Flynn Mauthe
Will Roger Will Roger
Mark Van Proyen Mark Van Proyen
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Susan Barron's "Working for the Man" starts off with not the typical "bang" and screaming techno of other documentaries, but an interview with event co-founder Larry Harvey, who, along with Jerry James, Michael Mikel and John Law put their blood, sweat and tears into the creation of a small, personal event that has since attracted 30,000 people or more to the Black Rock Desert to take part in the annual Burning Man Project Festival. Throughout the film, which begins with a simple, eloquent story and progresses through meetings, the building of Black Rock City and finally the burning and clean-up of the event site, Susan allowed the story of the organization of the event to unfold. Written by Susan Barron

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The Building, Burning and Dissolution of Black Rock City 2000

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Documentary

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Unrated
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USA

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English

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11 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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Quiet Girl Productions See more »
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Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

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Color (Hollywood Digital)
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Not your average Burning Man movie.
4 January 2005 | by mistere-4See all my reviews

Having been involved with the Burning Man event for many years I have seen several movies about it. Not to take anything away from those other works but all of the ones I've seen show the event from the perspective of the participant and often over-dramatize the party or rave aspects of it.

Working For The Man is a documentary that shows what goes on behind the scene to build and remove Black Rock City. It's done from the perspective of the Department of Public Works crew who spend anywhere from 1 to 3 months in the desert building then cleaning-up after Burning Man. You will see the vast expanse of the desert undisturbed and then watch Black Rock City take shape on it. The movie gives one a look at how different the Burning Man experience is for those who are 'Working For the Man' from the experience had by the people who go only to the event.

Includes interviews with event Founder Larry Harvey and staff working in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.


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