Hospital

Runtime
1hr 24mins
Directed by
Frederick Wiseman
Featuring
N/A
Body

Followed by a conversation between Frederick Wiseman and Jesus Camp filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady.

Hospital shows the daily activities of a large urban hospital with the emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics. The cases depicted illustrate how medical expertise, availability of resources, organizational considerations, and the nature of communication among the staff and patients affect the delivery of appropriate health care.

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Reviews
Review Text

It is as open and revealing as filmed experience has ever been.

Review Author
Pauline Kael
Review Publication
The New Yorker
Review Text

The chief characteristic of all Wiseman’s films — and the source of their tremendous emotional impact — is his instinctive sympathy for people who must confront the specific, human effects of vast, impersonal human social forces.

Review Author
Richard Schickel
Review Publication
Life

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