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Federal Bureaucracy Movies & TV

Catch-22 (1970)

Ok, this movie is more about the army than the federal bureaucracy, but this Mike Nichols classic hilariously satirizes the bureaucratic quality of this government institution—its absence of leadership, redundancy and waste, and maze of incomprehensible regulations.

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)

Spike Lee serves up a powerful indictment of FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) in this four-hour documentary about Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

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