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I've recently been delving in to documentaries directed by David Wiseman and came across his documentary titled High School in the process. It was banned in Philadelphia after being released because people believed that it depicted the students as being oppressed. I believe it actually gave a brief impartial view at the lives of students at the school during the time period and it's worth a look. There are points in the documentary where adults are waving their authority around just because they can. For example, there's a scene where a student has a medical reason for not participating in gym, but the student is told that he still has to dress out and participate. Then he agrees to dress out and show up to gym class and he is spontaneously told by the administrator that he's suspended.

It's a little difficult to find, but it's included in this torrent along with many of the other Wiseman documentaries.

http://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/6318433/1...umentaries

There's literally no commentary from the filmmaker at all. The reason that the students appear oppressed is because the adults working at the school oppress them. That commentary wasn't necessary makes it a more powerful documentary imo. It appears to be Wiseman's style to just film and show what happens instead of adding his own input.

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sounds interesting. I'll probably get to downloading it then putting it onto my phone(due to space restraints on my laptop). Plus, I can watch it with more flexibility that way.

I'll also look into the other documentaries on that list, see if I'll watch those as well.

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Quote:It was banned in Philadelphia after being released because people believed that it depicted the students as being oppressed.
Surprise, surprise.
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(06-01-2013 08:25 PM)Lime Wrote:  
Quote:It was banned in Philadelphia after being released because people believed that it depicted the students as being oppressed.
Surprise, surprise.
I guess it's a little ironic that they attempted to suppress the movie because it showed oppression.

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"Students aren't being oppressed and to prove this, we will suppress the documentary talking about this nonsense oppression!"

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(06-02-2013 02:52 PM)Thought Criminal Wrote:  Not enough seeders Cries

Gah. That's damn annoying...Goingcrazy

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I'm seeding!

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That chick biting her pen in English class.

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[edit] HOLYSHIT that black guy wasn't kidding, a mock space program?? That's fucking killer.
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There's a chick biting her pencil in English class?

MUSTA DOWNLOAD!!!

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If anyone enjoyed Public Housing you should check out a documentary called "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth". You can find it on Netflix. I really liked it, it's got narration, unlike Wiseman's but it's a good film nonetheless.
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