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on 23 June 2010
I watched this on VHS recently, this is an early 90s Movie focusing on Race, Prejudice, College and Sexism. The Movie mainly follows Malik; a Runner who struggles through College and is the main focus of the Film. Remy, an awkward, quiet outsider kid who finds a "Brotherhood" in a group on Violent, Nazi Skinheads and also Kristen, who's rape whilst at College leads to her questioning her sexuality and opinions on people in general. The Movie is also backed with great performances by Ice Cube (who plays long-time student Fudge), Busta Rhymes, Larry Fishbourne and Jennifer Connelly (who plays a lesbian sexist activist), and what all escalates as these personalities meet and converge into their own friendships, which are primarily Race-related and, at times, volatile towards outsiders.
I think Higher Learning is a great "College" Movie, tackling sensitive issues that have been addressed really well in the Film and is extremely reminiscent of Boys N The Hood.
Compelling, must-see viewing for anybody over 15!