An ode to the daily work of local democracy, by documentary legend Wiseman.
Who knew that local authorities could be so touching? In Norway, as in the United States, local authorities affect many aspects of our lives, and yet most of us are unaware of, or take for granted, the services provided. This immersive documentary is a deep dive into the efforts of Boston City Council, led by Mayor Martin Walsh, on issues such as racism, justice, affordable housing, climate action, homelessness and support for the elderly, immigrants and veterans, and shows the work required in a diverse society.
Wiseman’s distinctive style makes you disappear into this fascinating universe of democracy, and Wiseman himself says about his film: “Boston City Council is the opposite of what Trump stands for.”