People on welfare are rarely heard. What do they go through? How do they feel? How do concerned social and welfare workers feel about the welfare system? What is welfare supposed to do? In this film, welfare recipients and social case workers talk about the problems of being “up against the system.”
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16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)
16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)