Indoctrinate U, a documentary about political discourse (or lack thereof) on college campuses, comes to the Documentary Channel multiple times next week.
If you’ve spent any time on a college campus in the last 30 years, you know that a movie about campus politics is appropriate viewing. But documentarian Evan Coyne Maloney’s independent film takes on the issue with a dry, biting sarcasm. To expose the hypocrisy of gender politics, Maloney (clad ironically in tshirts which bash Republicans or promote the Soviet Union) wanders into each campus’s Women’s Center asking for directions to the Men’s Center. At his own alma mater, Bucknell University, campus police threaten to arrest him – just before a lecture on free speech.
Throughout his journeys to several bastions of higher learning (including UC Berkeley, Yale, and others) Maloney is more than happy to play the unwitting traveller and let the administrators, bureacrats, and students tell the story.
It makes for an effective and – more imporantly – fun documentary that’s worth setting your TiVo for.