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In 'At Berkeley,' a Top School Struggles to Fulfill its Public Mission


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UC Berkeley students march through campus as part of a strike in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on November 15, 2011.
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UC Berkeley students march through campus as part of a strike in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on November 15, 2011.

For more than four decades, award-winning filmmaker Frederick Wiseman has been producing verite-style documentaries that offer an in-depth, unvarnished look at American institutions. Previous films have examined a mental hospital, a police precinct and the fashion industry. His latest, "At Berkeley," is a four-hour exploration of public higher education set on the UC Berkeley campus. Wiseman and former UC Berkeley chancellor Robert Birgeneau join us to talk about the film.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Frederick Wiseman, award-winning documentary filmmaker; "At Berkeley" is his 38th documentary focusing on an institution
  • Robert Birgeneau, former chancellor and current professor of physics at UC Berkeley

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'At Berkeley' Trailer from The Playlist on Vimeo.

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