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A Film Review: Unverified
As I mentioned, I went into this viewing a little skeptical about it's tone. As someone who's read his blog, and has seen how Bethel has responded to personal attacks, I feared it was going to be one big middle finger to those who disagreed with him. I'm pleased to say it is not. It, instead, is a film that establishes its premise in more human terms early on.
‘Unverified’ documentary challenges UNC academic-athletic scandal narratives
Next to a theater showing the latest James Bond movie, Varsity Theatre’s Friday night headliner was unusual — a documentary on the UNC academic-athletic scandal. Bradley Bethel, the former UNC learning specialist turned cinematographer, debuted his film, “Unverified: The Untold Story Behind the UNC Scandal,” to a select audience Friday.
Film Review: "Unverified"
Bradley Bethel, the former UNC learning specialist who became the face of the unofficial opposition to the findings of Mary Willingham and the reporting of Dan Kane and Sara Ganim, released his crowd-sourced documentary "Unverified: The Untold Story Behind the UNC Scandal" on Friday night, and it delivered its message in an unexpected way.
Bradley Bethel’s “Unverified” Premieres
Unverified, the documentary made by former UNC learning special Bradley Bethel, shows another side the academic scandal that has rocked the campus for years now. It played Friday night at the Varsity Theater. “I wanted to set the record straight,” he said. “I was really outraged by the narrative that was out there that wasn’t true, that was so skewed and that good people got hurt.”
'Unverified' Offers New Perspective
Bradley Bethel’s “Unverified,” a documentary film that dives into the University of North Carolina’s longstanding academic scandal, offers a compelling viewpoint into the complex ordeal that has too often been reduced to a black-and-white storyline. The strength of the film lies in its ability to give a voice to the affected parties of the academic fallout.
Chansky’s Notebook: "Unverified" is riveting
Unverified both answers and raises important questions. The much-awaited documentary on the UNC academic scandal premiers at the Varsity Theater Friday night in a private showing. I was sent an advance copy by producer and former UNC athletic tutor Bradley Bethel, and for anyone who loves this university, it is a riveting 90-minute watch that is a must-see.
UNC still hopeful of spring resolution to NCAA case, but wait continues for amended NOA
Officials at North Carolina are still hopeful that a long-running NCAA investigation can conclude sometime in the spring. The likelihood of that, though, depends on how quickly UNC receives its amended Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA. How quickly the case is resolved also depends on what the amended NOA contains, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham said Thursday.
Are UNC Athletes Prepared For Life After Sports?
The juiciest bits of the scandal give us only one side of a complex, nuanced story. What actually is the life of a UNC student-athlete? Mike Ingersoll is a 2010 UNC grad and a four-year member of the Tar Heel football team. Ingersoll says that UNC really did care about academics, even before any violations were uncovered, and that all the recent reforms have made the situation even better.
Audio: Bradley Bethel Interview Regarding His Upcoming Documentary About UNC Scandal
A documentary detailing the scandal at UNC is nearing its release date. Bradley Bethel is a former learning specialist at Carolina, who left that position to produce the documentary “Unverified.” Bethel spoke with WCHL’s Aaron Keck about what viewers should expect from the film.
Former academic advisor making film about UNC scandal
The athletic scandal at UNC has been headline news for years. But a former academic advisor says the media and the university have gotten the story wrong, and he is making a film about it. Bradley Bethel calls his film "Unverified," a personal, human story. “I saw unverified claims being propagated in the media,” he said. “My narrative is that it wasn't an athletics-driven scandal.”
Help Bring the Documentary Film UNVERIFIED to Theaters Nationwide
Bradley Bethel's documentary film, UNVERIFIED, is the untold story behind the UNC scandal. Your contribution will help bring this film to a national audience. UNVERIFIED will be an important contribution to general discussions about the role of the media in today’s society, and we are confident it will also shape the specific historical record of the controversies at UNC.
UNC Chancellor Folt Announces 7 Initiatives Aimed at Improving Race Relations
UNC is taking steps officials say will make the campus more welcoming to minority students in the wake of student protests. Chancellor Carol Folt sent a message to the campus community on Wednesday afternoon saying she wanted to make it clear “no member of our community is less important than any other.”
Bubba Cunningham: No Change in NCAA Timeline
University of North Carolina athletics director Bubba Cunningham remains hopeful that the ongoing NCAA investigation into academic irregularities in the formerly named African and Afro-American (AFAM) Studies department will conclude next spring. “I’m still confident that we’ll wrap this up by spring of 2016," Cunningham told InsideCarolina.com in a recent interview.
Bethel: Emails Reveal Mary Willingham's Fake Methodology
The email exchange between Mary Willingham and Lyn Johnson reveals that Willingham was making up her research as she went. Instead of admitting she was wrong after the provost exposed her claims as false, Willingham denied and obfuscated and, in the process, embarrassed and exploited the very athletes for whom she claimed to be advocating.
Bethel: Smith-Willingham and ARG Emails Available
On September 17, I submitted a request to the UNC public records office for Jay Smith's emails related to athletics: That request was only one of several I have submitted (some through an attorney) since the summer of 2014. UNC has responded with over 21,000 pages, and I want to make them available to the public. You can download all 21,000+ pages here.