The Unmaking of a College

Directed by Amy Goldstein

Release Year: 2021
Running time: 84
Country: U.S.
Language: English
$11.97 - Classroom Rights
MSRP: $19.95
$349.00 - With PPR
$499.00 - With DSL
$499.00 - With DSL and PPR
MSRP: $599.00
Screening Request
Directed by: Amy Goldstein

In The Unmaking of a College, students at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts confront their new president’s underhanded attempt to shut down the school. In the process, they discover that a powerful institution is bullying their inexperienced administration into giving up the independence of one of the most innovative colleges in the United States. This raucous ode to democracy in action will invoke viewers with the courage required to stand up to power.


“Presents Hampshire College in Massachusetts as a canary in the coal mine of liberal-
arts education”

– The New York Times

“An engaging and inspirational documentary”

– Movie Guru

“A quick portrait of students ensuring their standing in education, rather than being
treated as dollar signs by the educational climate that is meant to benefit and support

– Film Snob

“This should be mandatory viewing for every single student out there all over the world.”

– High on Films

“Incisively encapsulates the historical efficacy of student protests and financial
pressures facing small liberal-arts colleges.”

– Cinemalogue

Trailer Embed Code

Download Trailer