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Starving the Beast (2016)

Starving the Beast
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The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities examines the ongoing power struggle on college campuses and in state legislatures across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to “disrupt and reform” America’s historic public universities. The film documents a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a value proposition to be borne by the beneficiary of a college degree rather than as a public good for society. The film focuses on dramas playing out at the University of Wisconsin, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, and University of Texas and Texas A&M.


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93% - Fresh
100% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 2nd, 2016 (Limited) by Violet Crown Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 95 minutes
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Keywords: College, Agitprop, Political
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Violet Crown Films, Railyard Films
Production Countries: United States


James Carville    Himself
Jay Schalin    Himself
Frederick M. Hess    Himself
Gene Nichol    Himself
Peter Flawn    Himself
Jeff Sandefer    Himself
Siva Vaidhyanathan    Himself
Larry Faulkner    Himself
Ray Bowen    Himself
Jamie Grunlan    Himself
Brian Ramos    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Bill Banowsky
Screenwriter    Steve Mims
Cinematographer    Steve Mims
Editor    Steve Mims
Composer    Graham Reynolds
Consulting Producer    John Pierson
Associate Producer    Richelle Fatheree
Additional Photography    Holden Fatheree
Assistant Camera    Kakii Keenan
Art Director    Kakii Keenan

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