Open Film Screenings for Students from All Columbia Schools

Below are the options that were offered for the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative '17-18, which ended on October 29. To provide feedback or ideas about future workshops, please click here. If you have questions please email

"This is Sex" with CNN's Lisa Ling

The Office of University Life hosts journalist Lisa Ling for a premiere screening of the new CNN series "This is Sex," in which Ling looks at the ways sex is stigmatized and politicized in America. The 20-minute episode will be followed by discussion & QA featuring Columbia experts on sexual health attitudes and sex education for young people in the U.S. today.

Tough Guise 2: Violence, Manhood, and American Culture

In this documentary, filmmaker Jackson Katz analyzes mass shootings, gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent masculinity. View trailer here.

Audrie & Daisy

This documentary examines what happens to families, friends, schools and communities when sexual crimes against two underage women are caught on camera, and also takes a look at American teenagers coming of age in the world of social media bullying. Created by filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, this documentary made its debut at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. View trailer here.

Behind Closed Doors

This documentary follows the Thames Valley (United Kingdom) Police and three brave women who provide insight into domestic abuse, the most common violent crime to take place in the home.

Miss Representation

An official selection at Sundance and other film festivals, Miss Representation examines the ways gender stereotypes in media and popular culture underrepresent women in positions of power and influence. Presenting startling statistics and interviews, the film features Katie Couric, Rosario Dawson, Margaret Cho, Condoleezza Rice, Rachel Maddow, and Nancy Pelosi (87 min; TV-14 DL). View trailer here.