In an expansive documentary exposé, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling the decades of policy decisions in Washington DC that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry. With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploit millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. Director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise, fall, and resurgence of for-profit colleges, revealing their Wall Street backing and the politicians enabling them.


  • Occurs Monday, February 19th, 2018 @ 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm


The Wilma

131 S Higgins Ave MT
Missoula, MT 59802