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YSPH, HAPPY and the Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC) Present: Welcome to Chechnya—A Film Screening Live Panel Discussion

The Humanities, Arts, and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY) Initiative, in conjunction with the Yale Schwarzman Center at Yale University, is pleased to announce the first in a series of free documentary screenings with panel discussions at Yale University.

In collaboration with award-winning executive producer Neal Baer, Welcome to Chechnya is a powerful David France documentary about the anti-gay purges in the late 2010s as LGBT refugees, wearing hidden cameras, made their way out of Russia through a network of safehouses and the activists who risked their lives to aid them. It won a Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020, and is on the Oscar Awards short list for Best Documentary and Best Visual Effects.

Join us for a live discussion about the film with distinguished panelists on Wednesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Registration for the panel event is required through Eventbrite and will be limited. A link to the discussion will be forthcoming.

The film is available at the convenience of the audience March 17-24 here with the Redemption code: FranceChechnyaYSPH. The final individual viewing will be available no later than a 5:30 p.m. start on March 24. There is no need to register to view the film.




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