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The "Hesburgh" Screening Series presented by TIAA is touring the country to showcase this award-winning documentary film and spark conversations about leadership, civil rights, allyship and societal change. Whether you're a student, educator, activist, or history enthusiast, join us for this one-of-a-kind experience as we commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act through this film.


Sign up now to bring this incredible experience of an incredible 20th century leader in order to dive into what leadership looks like today and should look like in the future.

Upcoming Events


Map of all school screenings of Hesburgh


  • Inclusion In Film Credits (First 60 Schools)

  • Access To Panelists And Speakers

  • Educational Study Guide

  • Signed Poster By The Director

  • Video Clips On Key Themes

  • Promotional Posters

  • 8' X 8' Step And Repeat Event Banner

  • Promotional Marketing Kit

  • Approved Graphics Library

  • Rights To Screen The Film

Marian University screening and discussion of Hesburgh
The Film
Hesburgh Documentary Movie Poster


"Hesburgh" is a documentary film that explores the life of reverend Theodore Hesburgh, president of the University of Notre Dame.  Directed by Patrick Creadon, this is the story of an inspirational leader who transcended all societal norms to bring people together from all walks of life around the world during the civil rights era.  From his early years as a priest to his tenure as the president of the University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh became a leading voice in the civil rights movement, an advisor to several U.S. presidents, and a champion of social justice causes.

The film received critical acclaim and several awards, including the Best Documentary Feature award at the Heartland Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Nashville Film Festival. The documentary was also named a finalist for the Audience Choice Award at the 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival.


About TIAA


The Hesburgh Screening Series is led by the TIAA Institute, whose mission is to help advance the ways individuals and institutions plan for financial security and organizational effectiveness. The institute conducts in-depth research, provides access to a network of thought leaders, and enables those it serves to anticipate trends, plan future strategies and maximize opportunities for success. 


The TIAA Institute is a division within TIAA, who is a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions. It is the #1 not-for-profit retirement market provider1, paid more than $6.4 billion in lifetime income to retired clients in 2021 and has $1.2 trillion in assets under management (as of 9/30/2022)

Along with the Hesburgh Screening Series, TIAA is also the sponsor of the highest honor in academic leadership, the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence, which recognizes a current college or university president/chancellor who embodies the spirit of the late Reverend Hesburgh, his commitment to higher education, and his contributions to the greater good.


For more information about the TIAA Institute, visit

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