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April 18 @ 7:30 pm
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Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 pm
Roy O Martin Auditorium, 1100 Patrick F Taylor Hall

Special Presentation * USA * 95 min

Following the screening LSU President F. King Alexander will moderate a discussion with Baton Rouge Community College Chancellor Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib and Fail State Director Alex Shebanow. A reception will follow.

Director: Alexander Shebanow
Producers: Alexander Shebanow, Julia Glausi, Terrence Crawford, Tyler Comes, Adam Bolt and Alan Oxman
Executive Producer: Dan Rather
Sponsored by: Laura & Buddy Leach and GMFS Lending, LLC

In an expansive documentary exposé, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling decades of policy decisions in Washington DC that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploited millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. Director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise, fall, and resurgence of the for-profit college industry, uncovering their Wall Street backing and incestuous relationship with the regulators and lawmakers charged with overseeing them. Fail State is executive produced by news legend Dan Rather.

Language: English

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Date: April 18
Time: 7:30 pm
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