These acclaimed, feature-length documentaries are available for you to watch online or stream. After you watch online, be sure to answer questions in CourseWorks to mark your completion!

1. How to Watch

On Campus: Click the link below the documentary you choose and follow the on-screen directions. 

Off Campus: Use this link. When prompted enter (Username) columbiaul and (Password) access

 

2. Complete in CourseWorks

Log in to "Old CourseWorks" (right side of the screen) with your UNI and password. (If you are not required to complete, please let us know your thoughts here!) 

Answer the questions below.

The Mask You Live In

In this award-winning film that some viewers described as “life changing,” young men discuss race, class, identity and the pressure they face from peers, adults and the media to disconnect emotionally, degrade women and resolve conflicts with violence. (97 min; NR)
Click here to stream.

1. Joe described how he used his job as a mask to try and become the epitome of masculinity despite the toxic effect it was having on his life. What was his job?

A. Marine
B. Football player
C. Basketball player
D. CEO
 

2. The film calls out misleading attitudes that boys are taught from a young age about what it is to be a man. What is an example of these attitudes?

A. Men have to be athletic
B. Men have to be economically successful
C. Men must have many sexual partners
D. All of the above
 

3. Which of these campus resources is confidential, meaning they do not share identifying information with anyone?  (See Get Help & Support on this website to find information on both on-campus and off-campus resources.)

A. Academic Advisor
B. Gender-Based Misconduct Office
C. Sexual Violence Response
D. Public Safety
 

4. Reflection: What story or experience from this film most resonated with you? Why?
5. Reflection: What connections do you see between ideas from this film and fostering sexual respect at Columbia?

 

Miss Representation

An official selection at Sundance and other film festivals, Miss Representation examines how gender stereotypes in media and popular culture under-represent women in positions of power and influence. With startling statistics and interviews. (87 min; TV-14 DL)
Click here to stream.

1. What was the life event that inspired the filmmaker to make this documentary? 

     A. The passing of her mother
     B. A frank conversation with her husband
     C. The birth of her daughter
     D. All of the above 
 

2. According to the film, which historical event began a "re-domestication media campaign" designed to tell women their place was in the home?

     A. The end of the World War II - men returned from the war to take jobs previously held by women
     B. The counter-culture movement of the 60's - women's rights movement grew in the United States 
     C. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of the UK - prominent female leader in a role historically held by men
     D. All of the above 
 

3. Which of these campus resources is confidential, meaning they do not share identifying information with anyone? (See Get Help & Support on this website to find information on both on-campus and off-campus resources.)

     A. Public Safety
     B. Sexual Violence Response 
     C. Gender-Based Misconduct Office
     D. Academic Advisor

 
4. Reflection: What story or experience from the film most resonated with you? Why? 
5. Reflection: What connections do you see between ideas from this film and fostreing sexual respect at Columbia?