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Film night: IVORY TOWER
March 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come to Debt Resistance UK’s third film night at the Hive Dalston. Followed by speakers and discussion on student debt in the UK today.
Andrew Rossi | US, 2014 | 90 mins
As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), IVORY TOWER asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.
Through profiles at Arizona State, Cooper Union, and San Jose State —among several others—IVORY TOWER reveals how colleges in the United States, long regarded as leaders in higher education, came to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. But along the way we also find unique programs, from Stanford to the free desert school Deep Springs to the historically black all women’s college Spelman, where the potential for life-changing college experiences endure. Ultimately, IVORY TOWER asks, What price will society pay if higher education cannot revolutionize college as we know it and evolve a sustainable economic model?
– Fanny Malinen: Fanny is a London-based independent journalist and social justice activist, interested in the economy and financialisation as well as sustainable alternatives to the current system.
– Second speaker (TBC)
Tuesday 29 March 2016
The Hive Dalston
260-264 Kingsland Rd
London E8 4DG