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Diversity Film Festival

We are heRE: Reconnecting and Reimagining


Experience a great lineup of films relating to the 2022 TCC Diversity Film Festival's theme: We are heRE: Reconnecting and Reimagining.

The Diversity Film Festival runs April 28 through May 15. We are excited to announce that we will be returning to live showings at The Grand Cinema, 606 Fawcett Avenue in Tacoma, and we’re grateful for all of our campus and community partners for helping to get us back to our in-person format.

All showings will offer free admission for TCC students.

Find film dates, times and trailers below. 


Sisters Rising

Poster of Sisters Rising

Sisters Rising is a powerful feature documentary about six Native American women reclaiming personal and tribal sovereignty.

In partnership with the Office of Student Engagement, we’ll begin the festival with a special on-campus screening of Sisters Rising the week before our official kick-off and opening gala at The Grand.

April 28, 3pm, TCC on-campus

Summer of Soul

Film poster for Summer of Soul

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion.

Opening gala at The Grand to follow.

May 1, 2:30pm

The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones film poster

In this 1958 drama, two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

May 5, 2:30 and 7pm


Movie poster for Malni

A poetic, experimental debut feature circling the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest, Małni – Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore follows two people as they wander through their surrounding nature, the spirit world, and something much deeper inside.

The second showing will feature a Skype Q&A with the director.

May 11, 2:30 and 7pm

Not Going Quietly

Movie poster of Not Going Quietly

In this emotional documentary, Ady Barkan's life is upended when he is diagnosed with ALS, but a confrontation with a powerful senator catapults him to national fame and ignites a once-in-a-generation political movement.

May 12, 2:30 and 7pm


Movie poster for FLEE

FLEE tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time.

Closing event with refreshments to follow.

May 15, 2:30pm

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