The Meaning Of Meaninglessness

Errol Morris elaborates on why he loves Frederick Wiseman's movies:

Many people have written or filmed unending paeans to the human race, the nobility of man, the endurance of human spirit. But they have described man as we might like him to be, with little regard for how he is. Wiseman has had the honesty and supreme decency to portray human society for what it is: a madhouse. 

(Clip from Hospital, 1970. Warning: contains extreme vomiting around the 7 minute mark.)