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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.


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


Brian Ramos    Narrator


James Carville    Himself
Jay Schalin    Himself
Frederick M. Hess    Himself
Gene Nichol    Himself
Peter Flawn, PhD*    Himself
Jeff Sandefer    Himself
Siva Vaidhyanathan PhD*    Himself
Larry Faulkner PhD*    Himself
Ray Bowen PhD*    Himself
Jamie Grunlan PhD*    Himself

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Production and Technical Credits

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

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