Join University Life and co-sponsor Columbia School of the Arts for a screening of Disclosure, followed by a conversation about how film and television refract and mold our perceptions, anxieties, and cultural norms about gender identity and expression.
The 2020 documentary splices clips from over 150 movies and shows featuring transgender and gender non-conforming characters and actors. Disclosure presents a diversity of opinions from transgender actors, filmmakers, and other creatives on how representation can both empower and harm those who watch. The documentary provides a unique history of how transgender individuals and communities have been depicted on screen from early 20th century moving images to popular 21st century streaming series, including Orange is the New Black, and how media informs our collective imaginations and realities.
A panel with audience Q&A will follow the screening. Speakers include:
Moderator: Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Vice President for Student Affairs, University Life
Frances Negron-Muntaner, Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Acacia O'Connor, M.A., M.S., Writer and Multimedia Producer, Columbia Journalism School ’18
Vanessa Gonzalez-Siegel, Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs and LGBTQ Outreach, M.A., Undergraduate Student Life, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering
*Event open to Columbia University students, faculty, and staff.