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The Philosopher Kings (2009)

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An exploration of wisdom in the heart of America's most prestigious universities. Wisdom is found in the most unlikely places.

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Oscar Dantzler ...
Himself - Custodian at Duke University
Jim Evener ...
Himself - Custodian at Cornell University
Josue Lajeunesse ...
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Himself - Custodian at Cornell University
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Himself - Custodian at U.C. Berkeley
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An exploration of wisdom in the heart of America's most prestigious universities. Wisdom is found in the most unlikely places.

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