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3/7/18 - Fail State Sells Out SXSW EDU


Introduction by Dan Rather and discussion with LSU's Alexander & College Promise Campaign's Kanter

The Fail State team is back from Austin where we premiered the film in front of a sold out house at SXSW EDU. Fail State's executive producer Dan Rather introduced the film and Ernest Ezeugo of New America moderated an exceptional post-screening panel with Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander, College Promise executive director Martha Kanter, and Fail State director Alex Shebanow. The film was a smash hit and the audience stayed 40 minutes minutes after the film to listen to the discussion.  

After the screening, the Fail State team hosted a cocktail reception at a nearby restaurant to continue the conversation. Videos and pictures below.