Diversity Film Series with Scholars On Scene

The Diversity Film Series with Scholars on Scene celebrates heritage, culture, and identity through film, with film selections often aligning with nationally designated heritage months. Free film screenings are followed by Scholars on Scene, a talk-back session with Columbia scholars at the graduate, postdoctoral, or faculty level whose work is relevant to the film or the heritage group being recognized that month. 

The series kicks off each September, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage month, and ends in May, in recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage month.  

All movies included in the Diversity Film Series will be available for viewing on a Columbia University Library platform, unless noted otherwise.

Fall 2020 Screenings

Thursday, September 24
Stolen Education (2017) 
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month

Thursday, October 22
Brother Outsider: The Life of Freedom Fighter Bayard Rustin (2002)
In honor of LGBT History month

Thursday, November 19
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In honor of American Indian Heritage month

Thursday, December 17
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International Film 

Gook poster
Get Out poster
Selena poster
Like water for chocolate poster
pariah poster