Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Institute


Film Screening. The New Greatness Case

Hybrid Event (see Location Note)

As part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2022, the film The New Greatness Case will be shown in two New York City screenings on May 24 and 25, and is available for online screening May 20–27. The New Greatness Case offers remarkable access to a group of young Russians entrapped by the secret service, resulting in unjust trials and prison sentences—echoing the intensified crackdown on dissent and free expression in Russia we see on the news every day.

Conference. Women and the Silent Screen XI: Women, Cinema, and World Migration

Columbia University New York

For 22 years, Women and the Silent Screen, a biennial international conference sponsored by Women and Film History International, has brought together researchers focused on women’s pivotal roles in the first decades of motion picture history. WSS has supported the creation of a new view of the film industries that demonstrates the centrality of women in economic and labor history, criticism, aesthetics, narrative development, film culture, and film production in a globalized world.