Still from Welfare

Working Thought Film Series: Welfare (1975)

CMOA Theater


Welfare, 1975
Directed by Frederick Wiseman
167 minutes

Welfare captures the inner workings of the welfare system in the pivotal moment of the 1970s when Richard Nixon’s political campaign to reform federal social support was underway. Office staff, as well as clients, struggle to cope with and interpret the laws and regulations that govern their work and life.

About Working Thought Film Series

Five independent films are screened as part of the exhibition Working Thought. All screenings will be introduced by a local expert and will take place in Carnegie Museum of Art Theater.

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