Master: The horror film that schools US higher education

From Times Higher Education: “With a horror film that suggests US higher education is irreparably committed to racial and gender exploitation, Mariama Diallo is merely thanking the academy in the manner that it taught her. ‘The film can be read as quite a polemic against academia,’ Ms Diallo admitted with grand understatement in an interview about her debut feature film, Master, just released by Amazon Studios. ‘But it’s also a space that I am so close to, and that I also love so much.’ The signs of that love fully evade the 91-minute experience. Ms Diallo is a 2010 graduate of Yale University, and Master centres on two black women – a student and a professor – suffering grievous racial abuses at Ancaster College, a fictional centuries-old New England institution modelled largely on her Ivy League experience.”

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