Ethics in Film Series

Launched in 2006 as a joint effort by the UM Alumni Office and Ethics Programs, the Ethics in Film Series provides an opportunity to view contemporary films and discuss the ethical issues they raise.  Expanded to include the School of Communication in 2007, and supported by the Arsht Ethics Initiatives, the Ethics in Film Series has become a popular annual series. In 2009, the series was merged with the Ethics Programs’ longstanding environmental ethics program.

Screenings are free and open to the public as well as members of the UM community.

Films are followed by commentary and analysis by faculty and/or community experts.  Audience participation is encouraged in what makes for a lively debate and intellectual exchange.  Screenings usually take place at 6:15 p.m. in the Bill Cosford Cinema (Cosford Auditorium) on the Coral Gables campus.  Snacks are provided starting at 6:00 p.m.  Look for announcements of screenings in eVeritas and eUpdate.

2006 Film Series
2007 Film Series
2008 Film Series
2009 Film Series
2010 Film Series
2011 Film Series
2012 Film Series
2013 Film Series

For details on films and schedules, visit the Alumni Association’s Ethics Film Series web page.

African Film Festival
The UM Ethics Programs also partnered with the African Studies Program in 2011 on an unprecedented series of films about Africa and the African diaspora. Click here for the program flier.

For more information on the Ethics in Film project, contact Anita Cava (, 305-284-5084).