Exploring Diverse Experiences and Narratives (EDEN)

UT Tyler Department of Political Science


"To promote 'inclusiveness' at UT Tyler, this film series is designed to help make higher education look, sound, and feel the way the world does by normalizing differences, engaging difficult topics and having tough conversations." 

Each screening will have an introduction to the film and a Q&A afterward.

It is open to all students, faculty, and staff. 


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Bedlam (2019)


A psychiatrist makes rounds in ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind one of the greatest social crises of our time. A personal and intense journey into the world of the seriously mentally ill. 


Friday, January 29th at 6PM



Meeting ID: 5733552444

Passcode: ALAS

The Kids We Lose       

The Kids We Lose (2018)


A documentary feature focusing on the national crisis of behaviorally challenged kids and the effects of their behavior on families, the school system, and the legal system. 



Wednesday, February 24th at 6PM



Meeting ID: 5733552444

Passcode: ALAS 

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Missing (1982)


When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'etat in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him. 


Friday, March 26th at 6PM



Meeting ID: 5733552444

Passcode: ALAS 



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Man on Fire (2018)


Grand Saline, Texas was a sleepy, unremarkable town-- until a white preacher lit himself on fire to protest the town's racism in 2014.


Monday, April 12th at 6PM



Meeting ID: 5733552444

Passcode: ALAS 



we believe in dinosaurs movie poster       

We Believe in Dinosaurs (2019)


A jarring cultural examination in the vein of "Jesus Camp," We Believe in Dinosaurs explores the complicated relationship between science and religion by peering into one of the most prominent cultural "bubbles" in the United States today. 


Tuesday, April 20th at 6PM



Meeting ID: 5733552444

Passcode: ALAS