Indoctrinate U has a very simple premise: are college campuses really bastions of intellectual diversity or merely Liberal thought boxes? While for those of us who are conservatives who went to universities call that a no brainer question, everyone else will probably be surprised by this film.
I've known about this film for quite some time thanks to Sean Hannity, but I haven't mentioned it for one simple reason: I hadn't seen it. Thanks to the internet that has now changed because Indoctrinate U now has a download section where for the price of a movie ticket (well for you city folks. :) ) you can download the entire film and show it to all of your friends. Heck for a bit more you can even download a DVD image and burn your own copies for your friends and family. (I'm considering doing this myself, it's that good.)
While I'll be the first to admit that EVERYONE has a bias, and that all forms of media are easily manipulated (especial "documentaries" *cough* Michael Moore *cough*) I think Evan Maloney did a wonderful job of having visible cuts and edits while at the same time letting the tape run when appropriate. The film was obviously filmed with a personal camcorder of some kind (probably a Cannon or Sony like I used to have) so the film work can be a bit shaky at times but in the end I have to say the cameraman did extremely well.
There were also several clips of classic film, news reels, and the like that broke up the interviews and walking segments well. So cinematically and critically I have to say the film holds up well, but how about the content? Does it stand up to the smell test? Are you being force fed the creator's opinion?
Well there are several clips (for the cheap folks out there) as well as extended/unused segments that you can see for yourself the style Evan uses throughout the film. I think I respond well to his style because it is very much like my own, where a simple question is put out there and you watch the subjects squirm. :)
I do believe he doesn't try and force you to believe that he's right and that colleges are merely "one opinion." He shows several various opinions and reports of what has happened and is continuing to happen on campuses today. While you might not believe what he's saying you have to admit that you'll be more prone to look for it next time you're on a college campus. (Or if you are totally closed off from opposite opinions you won't.)
In the end I highly recommend at LEAST looking at the trailer and some of the clips on the site.
Heck if you're too cheap to buy it yourself I'm sure the internet will have it floating around for free soon enough. The sad fact of the matter is that we ALL have opinions and views that we consciously or unconsciously force on others. In normal day to day life that's fine but when your JOB is to, as Rush says, "mold young skulls full of mush" shouldn't we demand either true neutrality (impossible) or at least more diverse opinions and ideas and not only one view?