Starving The Beast

2016

Starving The Beast

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Release date: Sep 2, 2016

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Starving the Beast examines the on-going power struggle on college campuses across the nation as political and market-oriented forces push to disrupt and reform America's 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. Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education. The film focuses on dramas playing out at the University of Wisconsin, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, University of Texas and Texas A&M.

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  • Amid all the hand-wringing about student debt, Mims offers a jolt of chilling clarity.

    September 15, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Academics used to joke that campus politics were so vicious because the stakes were so small. That's no longer the case, at least where the stakes are concerned, as "Starving the Beast" makes clear.

    September 8, 2016 | Full Review…
  • It contains big insights for those who wade in - and helps lay the groundwork for debates.

    September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
  • [Mims'] film goes far ... thanks not just to his thorough research, but also a strong narrative and compelling cinematography.

    September 7, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A polished and provocative documentary about debates over funding -- or defunding -- state colleges and universities.

    September 2, 2016 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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  • "Starving the Beast" is ... a worthwhile documentary. Learning isn't always fun, but that doesn't make it any less valuable.

    September 1, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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