Documentary Screening Series
Presented by Mid's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Action Committee
All documentary screenings are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
All screenings begin at 1pm on the Mt. Pleasant Campus in the Community Room.
Popcorn provided by Laker Life | Water provided by the IDEA Committee
Tuesday, January 16
- Poverty Awareness Month
- Living On One Dollar | Four young friends set out to live on just $1 a day for two months in rural Guatemala. Armed with only a video camera, they battle hunger, parasites, and extreme financial stress as they attempt to survive life on the edge. An unimaginable reality for most young Americans, the challenges they face are real and plague over 1.1 billion people worldwide. While the friends quickly learn there are no easy answers, the generosity and strength of Rosa, a 20-year-old woman, and Chino, a 12-year-old boy, give them resilient hope that there are effective ways to make a difference.
Tuesday, February 13
- Black History Month
- Stamped From The Beginning | Oscar-winning director Roger Ross Williams brings Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s New York Times bestseller to the screen with Stamped from the Beginning. Published in 2016, Dr. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning book chronicles the development of racist, anti-Black ideas and their staggering power throughout American history. Williams’s documentary adaptation uses an innovative animation process that blends live action with the art of various eras to illuminate figures and moments both well-known and obscure, historical and contemporary. Leading female academics and activists such as Dr. Angela Davis, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and Dr. Jennifer L. Morgan join Dr. Kendi to guide viewers through a searing account of how racist tropes and imagery have evolved and been enshrined in American culture.
Tuesday, March 12
- Women's History Month
- 9 to 5 The Story of a Movement | In this documentary, female office workers in ‘70s Boston inspire change with a call for better pay, more opportunities, and an end to sexual harassment.
Tuesday, March 26
- International Transgender Day of Visibility
- Disclosure | In this documentary, leading trans creatives and thinkers share heartfelt perspectives and analyses about Hollywood’s impact on the trans community.
Tuesday, April 9
- Autism Awareness Month
- The Reason I Jump | The diverse experiences and emotions of five young people with autism fuel this illuminating documentary based on Naoki Higashida’s bestselling memoir.
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