In Theatres: FAIL STATE

Coming to NYC’s Maysles Cinema today, Friday, November 9:
FAIL STATE

Director:
Alexander Shebanow

Premiere:
Austin 2017

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Big Sky, SXSW EDU, Cleveland, Nashville, Brooklyn

About:
An exposé of predatory for-profit colleges.

I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Executive produced by Dan Rather, this revealing film explores the dark side of higher education in America, focusing on the rise of for-profit colleges. Echoing the subprime mortgage crisis, these private institutions target lower-income and minority students, who become saddled with student loan debt and, often, worthless degrees. Director Alex Shebanow traces the historical rise, fall, and resurgence of these predatory schools, reveals their Wall Street backing, and demonstrates the co-opting of American higher education into an engine of inequality.

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