Events from On Assignment and the duPont-Columbia Awards
The duPont-Columbia Awards regularly host events featuring both past Award winners, and as well as a regular documentary film series called Film Fridays, organized in collaboration with Columbia Journalism School's Documentary Program.
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This Is Home is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing. With only eight months of help from the International Rescue Committee to become self-sufficient, they must forge ahead to rebuild their lives in a new home: Baltimore, Maryland. When the newly imposed travel ban adds further complications, their resilience is put to the test. Through humor and heartbreak, this universal story illuminates what it’s like to start over.
Join us Friday, March 8th at 6:30 PM for the screening of “The Interpreters”, a documentary that sheds light on the life of over 50,000 interpreters who helped protect U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.
With deep compassion and an elegant eye, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach is a fly on the wall in the fast-paced world of this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of her Yazidi people in Northern Iraq and escaped slavery at the hands of ISIS. Don’t miss this gorgeous, aching, inspiring film about the newest Nobel Peace Prize winner. Q & A afterwards with filmmaker Alexandria Bombach.
Join us for a screening and Q&A with Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir, directors of the chilling 2019 duPont Award winning documentary: “I Am Evidence,” which follows four sexual assault survivors on their quest for justice while investigating the outrageous national backlog of thousands of untested rape kits.
Science Fair is an ode to the young science geeks on whom our future depends, affectionately celebrating their passion for the sciences and the importance of those who cultivate it. Q&A after with Directors Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster (CJS ‘
Bonded through skateboarding, three young friends in rust belt America struggle to stay connected under the pressure of growing up and a desire to escape their volatile family lives. Q&A after with Director Bing Liu.
With first hand accounts, the film looks at the 1944 assault of Recy Taylor, a 24 year old African American mother, at the hands of six white men in Alabama, an examination of past injustice to talk about what justice means today. Q&A after with Director Nancy Buirski.
Join us for a screening of Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes, the untold story of the political kingmaker who created Fox News, kicked off the #MeToo movement and helped elect Donald Trump. Q & A with Director Alexis Bloom.
Our opening Film Friday of the season - RBG - ended with a conversation with filmmakers Betsy West, Julie Cohen, EP Amy Entelis, moderated by June Cross. Extra special guest appearance by the Notorious RBG in the flesh.