Starving the Beast

7:00 PM
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Terrazas Branch
1105 E. César Chávez St.

Starving the Beast

Controversy & Conversation: A Difficult Dialogues Program 2017

First Thursday of the month

with director Steve Mims

A series of documentaries about the most controversial issues of the day. Prior to all screenings will be a 30 minute informal conversation at 6:30 PM, in addition to the moderated discussion that follows film. 
Select screenings will include a Q&A with guest speakers. 



Starving the Beast


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.

Join us for a movie screening. Watch and discover new films at the Austin Public Library.

Presented in partnership with The University of Texas Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues program. 

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