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Ivory Tower

12 November 2015 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm

University of Aberdeen – Taylor Building
King's College
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Ivory Tower

Director: Adrew Rossi | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2014 | Length: 90 min
Language: English | Age: 15+ years

Is a university degree a luxury or a sideshow in austerity Britain, which doesn’t square up with the realities of twenty-first century living?

Or does post-secondary education have a universal social value, which all tax payers should consequently pay for? If so, can Scotland lead the UK in proving it?

In 2015 UK voters roundly rejected the Liberal Democrats in response to a broken promise not to increase university tuition fees. Scottish undergrads currently attend for free. Focussed on the US, but with universal significance, award-winning filmmaker Andew Rossi assembles an urgent portrait of higher education at a crossroads. Capturing protest, alternative models, social trends and the economic big picture, Ivory Tower is a film to fire the minds of everyone who pays tax, has children, wants to study, or has lost or gained from today’s university-oriented society.


Beyond the Screen

This free screening will be followed by a discussion with representatives of AUSA.

Free – advance booking recommended

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