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Any ideas for films related to workplace diversity or discrimination?

Asked by answerjill (6180points) October 22nd, 2014

So far, I have The Associate, North Country, and Philadelphia. Do you think these could work for a class on diversity in the workplace? Other ideas? Thanks.

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Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Mad Men. Not a film but it certainly covers discrimination.

janbb's avatar

9 to 5
Norma Rae

snowberry's avatar

Ugly Betty?

answerjill's avatar

Thanks. Any particular episodes of TV shows?

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Made in Dagenham is an excellent film about women fighting for equality in the workplace.

janbb's avatar

In the Heat of the Night

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

What are the lesson objectives? Knowing those could better help us pick out movies or scenes to support them.

If you want a tried and true video regarding discrimination, any of Jane Elliott’s work. Here is one that targets racism.

janbb's avatar

The Butler

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

The Butler


rojo's avatar

Bound for Glory, about Woody Guthry, is a good film but it might not be considered entirely about discrimination and diversity.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Bread and Roses

Here2_4's avatar

The Pursuit Of Happyness

Here2_4's avatar

Flashdance. A woman is a welder, and seems to be accepted there. She is also a dancer, and must break through social barriers to be accepted with the ballet.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Office Space? ;)

Here2_4's avatar

G.I. Jane
Men Of Honor
The Tuskegee Airmen

The first covering gender, the other two ethnicity.

Here2_4's avatar

Can school be considered a work place?
If so, A Smile As Big As The Moon is a very good story with a valuable point, or four.

Here2_4's avatar

Baby Boom

Here2_4's avatar

My boss thought of that one. I haven’t seen it yet.

Here2_4's avatar

I got it mixed up. The movie is called Outsourced India.

answerjill's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer – I am teaching a course called Multiculturalism in the Professional World to a bunch of undergraduates. Really, Diversity in the Workplace would be a better name.

Araphel's avatar

The Movie Crash is a good example of that.

boffin's avatar

One could make the argument that Blazing Saddles fits the questions criteria.

Of course you’ll have the decency not to mention that I answered this question…

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