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Frederick Wisemann – City Hall #Venezia77

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“I wanted to make a film about a government that works”: Frederick Wisemann reveals the main reason behind City Hall.

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3 min. and 40 sec.

PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Frederick Wisemann, director of the film City Hall.

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“I wanted to make a film about a government that works” . These are the words behind Frederick Wisemann’s new film City Hall about Boston City Hall, that it comes to show how involved in the city’s life the Boston government is. This is a lesson to learn from,comments Wisemann and the film ends up showing how inefficient Trump’s leadership when compared to the Boston City one.

City Hall: City government touches almost every aspect of our lives. Most of us are unaware of or take for granted these necessary services such as police, fire, sanitation, veterans affairs, elder support, parks, licensing of various professional activities, record keeping of birth, marriage and death as well as hundreds of other activities that support Boston residents and visitors. City Hall shows the efforts by Boston city government to provide these services. The film also illustrates the variety of ways the city administration enters into civil discourse with the citizens of Boston. Mayor Walsh and his administration are presented addressing a number of their policy priorities which include racial justice, affordable housing, climate action, and homelessness. City Hall shows a city government successfully offering a wide variety of services to a diverse population.

  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Frederick Wisemann
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    City Hall
  • Festival section
    Out of Competition
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