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

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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.

'At Berkeley' Trailer from The Playlist on Vimeo.


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