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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (119 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
  • Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah), 1986.

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General Note:
Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 1986.
Summary, etc.:
The first part of this film takes place at the E.H. Gentry Technical Facility which provides evaluation and personal adjustment services to sensory impaired adults and also functions as a vocational training center offering technical instruction in 15 career areas such as business, printing, home economics, food services, and computer sciences. Sequences show the adjustment services for adults in personal and work situations as they learn to adjust to their impairments.. The film goes on to show work at the Alabama Industries for the Blind, the second largest employer of blind people in the U.S. which provides employment and training to more than 300 blind, deaf and other handicapped persons. Sequences include routine work and manufacturing of a variety of household and military products.. "Wiseman is ultimately moving, even uplifting. This uncompromising realist keeps plunging into the world́s hurly-burly and returning with portraits of good people." ́ Richard Zoglin, Time. "It́s a deeply moving experience ́ one containing more joy than heartbreak." ́ Terry Atkinson, Los Angeles Times
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language Note:
In English
Subject: Health.
Psychology.
Genre: North American Studies
Documentary films.

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