State Legislature (film)

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For legislative bodies of U.S. states, see State legislature (United States).
State Legislature
State capitol building in Boise, Idaho
Directed by Frederick Wiseman
Produced by Idaho Film Inc.
Thirteen/WNET New York in association with ITVS
Cinematography John Davey
Distributed by Zipporah Films
Release date
February 15, 2007
Running time
217 minutes
Country United States
Language English

State Legislature is a 2007 American documentary film directed by Frederick Wiseman. It details the workings of the Idaho Legislature. Wiseman filmed for a total of 160 hours over a full 12-week session of the legislature, later editing his content down to a 3 ½ hour film. Wiseman was interested in the topic as a way to show one of the more basic political systems in America at work. It was first broadcast on PBS on June 2007.[1]

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  1. ^ Jensen, Elizabeth (10 June 2007). "Not-So-Private Idaho, Pursuing Democracy". The New York Times.