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Belfast, Maine

By

Frederick Wiseman

BELFAST, MAINE is a film about ordinary experience in a beautiful old New England port city. It is a portrait of daily life with particular emphasis on the work and the cultural life of the community. Among the activities shown in the film are the work of lobstermen, tug-boat operators, factory workers, shop owners, city counselors, doctors, judges, policemen, teachers, social workers, nurses and ministers. Cultural activities include choir rehearsal, dance class, music lessons and theatre production.

Festivals & Awards

Images en bibliothèques – Paris (France) – 2000

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF) – Yamagata (Japon) – Mayor’s Prize – 1999

Original title: Belfast, Maine

Production: Zipporah Films

Nationality: USA

Year of production: 1999

Running time: 248'

Language: English

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