The unmaking of a college

Zeitgeist (Firm), Span Productions

DVD - 2022

It 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, whist...leblowers, 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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Subjects
Genres
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
New York, NY : Kino Lorber [2022]
Language
English
Item Description
Title from sell sheet.
Bonus features: Audio commentary by director Amy Goldstein; trailers.
Originally released in 2021.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD.
Production Credits
Music by Nathan Larson ; edited by Caitlin Dixon, Troy Takaki.
Corporate Authors
Zeitgeist (Firm) (presenter), Span Productions (production company)
Other Authors
Amy Goldstein (film director), Troy T. Takaki (editor of moving image work), Anouchka van Riel (film producer)