There is no documentarian like Wiseman. The way he sets up his films to fully immerse the audience into his subject matter is extraordinary. And when you are so completely involved, you wind up having an intense empathy towards the people Wiseman aims his camera at.
Public Housing is a great film about poverty in Chicago, seemingly showing all aspects of the problem. Not only does it show the housing, crime, police, education and family problems but it shows hope, people putting the community before themselves and many people trying to create change.
But mostly what you get is a realistic feeling of everyday life in the projects. Wiseman is never exploitative or overly sentimental, he simply documents these people's lives, and before you know it, you feel like you're right there with them, sharing their doubts, hopes and ambitions. An incredible documentary.