Morning Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviews award-winning, Austin-based, filmmaker, Steve Mims, whose new film, Starving the Beast: The Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities, is screening at the Wisconsin Film Festival.
Starving the Beast is a film that explores systematic attempts to defund American public research universities over the past decade. Politicians and their appointed officials have sought to dismantle these institutions and re-shape them according to free market principles. Focusing on events that have transpired at several universities, including the University of Wisconsin, this documentary unpacks these complicated issues in sobering detail. Starving the Beast is vital viewing for those worried about the future of public higher education in America.
Steve Mims website is: http://www.stevemimsfilms.com/Site/about.html