"At Berkeley" directed by Frederick Wiseman, USA, 2013, 244 min. Introduction by Carolyn Anderson, UMass.
Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman focuses on UC Berkeley during a period of economic crisis in his epic study of the life of an institution: its rules, principles, and ideas, and their connection to the lives of people who realize it, manage it, and depend on it. At Berkeley is a love poem to the idea of the university and the ways that universities both foster and compromise dissent.
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