In "Ivory Tower," director Andrew Rossi questions the purpose of higher education in an era when record-high college tuition doesn't necessarily yield results for graduates struggling to get on their feet. Check out the film's trailer debut, exclusive to TOH!, below.
An entry in Sundance's US Documentary competition lineup, "Ivory Tower" is Rossi's follow-up to 2011's "Page One: Inside the New York Times," an incisive look at the politics of print journalism.
Filmmaker Andrew Rossi reveals the moment in history when the United States, long regarded as the epicenter of higher education, embraced a business model promoting property expansion over quality learning. Through interviews with Andrew Delbanco, Anya Kamenetz, and Internet education pioneer Daphne Koller, cofounder of the revolutionary online platform Coursera, 'Ivory Tower' exposes the instability of traditional college education as it searches the country for alternative forms of cost-effective learning, ranging from concepts of self-governance taught at Deep Springs College in Big Pine, California, to the unofficial hacker houses of northern California.