Reel Change Film Series - Hopkins Center at Dartmouth


A spotlight on current social justice issues.

This series highlights films that use the medium to broaden and deepen perspective on issues like poverty, racism, immigration, gender inequality and climate change.

This winter includes a mini 8-part series by up-and-coming women directors, more than half of which concern social justice. Best Documentary winner at Cannes, For Sama (Jan 25), captures a women's experience of civil war in Syria. Atlantics (Feb 7) is a haunting romance and an indictment of the global refugee crisis. A scathing look at China's controversial social experiment (One Child Nation, Feb 9) took the top Documentary prize at Sundance. 

Several films on race in America are also presented in conjunction with the mixed-media theater piece The Just and the Blind (Jan 16). Queen and Slim (Feb 13) follows a young black couple on the run; Alfre Woodard is a conflicted death row warden in Clemency (Feb 20); and the film adaptation of the bestseller Just Mercy (Mar 1) stars Jaime Foxx and Michael B. Jordan.

Class and gender conflict get their due with the extraordinary Parasite (Jan 24 & 30) and the ever-so-timely Bombshell (Feb 22). With universal themes and terrific casts, these uncomfortable but oh-so important films will be prominent in this awards season.

Upcoming #ReelChange Films

Upcoming #ReelChange Films