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The Unmaking of a College tells the story of the attempted takedown of one of America's most iconoclastic colleges, Hampshire College, how a group of determined students succeeded to save it, and by the same token, save their rights to an education that taught them to think critically and to expect a seat at the table. With the help of the students who filmed their 75-day sit-in (the longest in American college history), director Amy Goldstein builds a thriller-like story weaving interviews with professors, whistleblowers, students, and alumni including filmmaker Ken Burns. A raucous ode to democracy in action, the documentary reflects more broadly on a crisis in higher education and asks: what is the purpose of a college education? Can the storied tradition of the liberal arts - and the nation it has created-be saved?
The Unmaking of a College tells the story of the attempted takedown of one of America's most iconoclastic colleges, Hampshire College, how a group of determined students succeeded to save it, and by the same token, save their rights to an education that taught them to think critically and to expect a seat at the table. With the help of the students who filmed their 75-day sit-in (the longest in American college history), director Amy Goldstein builds a thriller-like story weaving interviews with professors, whistleblowers, students, and alumni including filmmaker Ken Burns. A raucous ode to democracy in action, the documentary reflects more broadly on a crisis in higher education and asks: what is the purpose of a college education? Can the storied tradition of the liberal arts - and the nation it has created-be saved?
738329258733

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Format: DVD
Label: KINO LORBER
Rel. Date: 05/03/2022
UPC: 738329258733

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The Unmaking of a College tells the story of the attempted takedown of one of America's most iconoclastic colleges, Hampshire College, how a group of determined students succeeded to save it, and by the same token, save their rights to an education that taught them to think critically and to expect a seat at the table. With the help of the students who filmed their 75-day sit-in (the longest in American college history), director Amy Goldstein builds a thriller-like story weaving interviews with professors, whistleblowers, students, and alumni including filmmaker Ken Burns. A raucous ode to democracy in action, the documentary reflects more broadly on a crisis in higher education and asks: what is the purpose of a college education? Can the storied tradition of the liberal arts - and the nation it has created-be saved?
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