The University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious member of a ten campus public education system, is also one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. The film, At Berkeley, shows the major aspects of university life, its intellectual and social mission, its obligation to the state and to larger ideas of higher education, as well as illustrates how decisions are made and implemented by the administration in collaboration with its various constituencies. Written byZipporah FilmsGenre: Year:
2013Imdb: click here
" His filmmaking tactics are on a grandscale, despite the vague titles of his films such as Belfast Maine, Hospital, Welfare, and Zoo just to name a few, and what better way to compliment his style of filmmaking (or even vice-versa) than to capture a year at one of the top colleges in the United States? Frederick Wiseman's At Berkeley is a four hour long documentary that is all-encompassing in its desire to include many aspects of the school, extensive in the way it lingers on certain settings for up to twenty-five minutes at time, well-rounded in its attempt to capture all fields from engineering to liberal arts, and exhaustive in its runtime"