On Screen @ Blaffer: At Berkeley
The latest documentary by Frederick Wiseman finds the legendary documentarian turning his sights on the inner workings of the University of California, Berkeley, our nation’s most prestigious public university. At a time of financial crises, student dissatisfaction, and administrative transition, Wiseman takes a broad view. Can universities like Berkeley weather the storm in an age of rampant privatization? At Berkeley is a pe netrating look at education as a possible last bastion of an increasingly marginalized idea: “the public good.”
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