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High School : Documenting a Philadelphia High School.

Publication:
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah), 1968.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (streaming video file) (75 min.) : flv file, sound
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Subjects:
Sociology.
Documentary-style films.
Form/Genre:
North American Studies.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
digital
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Summary:
HIGH SCHOOL was filmed at a large urban high school in Philadelphia. The film documents how the school system exists not only to pass on "facts" but also transmits social values from one generation to another. HIGH SCHOOL presents a series of formal and informal encounters between teachers, students, parents, and administrators through which the ideology and values of the school emerge.. Chosen for preservation by the National Film Preservation Board.. "HIGH SCHOOL, a wicked, brilliant documentary about life in a lower-middle-class secondary school."--Richard Schickel, Life. "HIGH SCHOOL shows no stretching of minds. It does show the overwhelming dreariness of administrators and teachers who confuse teaching with discipline. The school somehow takes warm, breathing teen-agers and tries to turn them into 40-year old mental eunuchs ... No wonder the kids turn off, stare out windows, become surly, try to escape ... The most frightening thing about 'HIGH SCHOOL' is that it captures the battlefield so clearly; the film is too true." - Peter Janssen, Newsweek.
Notes:
Closed-captioned.
Title from title frames.
Originally produced by Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) in 1968.
Contributor:
Frederick Wiseman (Zipporah) (Firm)
Kanopy (Firm)
OCLC:
1059247405
Publisher Number:
3332161 Kanopy
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.