Join us for a discussion with Frederick Wiseman, director of CITY HALL. Moderated by Edward Steinfeld, director of the Watson Institute
About the film:
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, recordkeeping of birth, marriage and death as well as hundreds of other activities that support a city’s residents, businesses and visitors. CITY HALL, by Frederick Wiseman, 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 Martin J. 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.
To watch the film CITY HALL in advance, register here. We will send out information on accessing the film. Space is limited.
View the official trailer here.