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 screenings take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Graduate Student Center (301 Philosophy Hall), unless noted otherwise. Snack bar, water, sodas, and beer provided.

Fall 2019 Screenings

Thursday, September 19
Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month

Thursday, October 17
Moonlight (2016)
In honor of LGBT History month

Thursday, November 21
STUDENT CHOICE! Click here to vote
In honor of American Indian Heritage month

Thursday, December 19
STUDENT CHOICE! Click here to vote
International Film 


Past Screenings


Get OutSelena

Like Water for Chocolate