YSPH, HAPPY and the Schwarzman Center Present: Welcome to Chechnya—A Film Screening and Live Panel Discussion
The Humanities, Arts, and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY) Initiative, in conjunction with the 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.
The film will be available through a link at the convenience of the audience, March 17-24, with a final individual viewing available no later than a 5:30 p.m. start on March 24. Immediately following that individual viewing will be a live discussion with distinguished panelists beginning at 7:30 p.m. (separate Zoom link).
Registration for the panel event is required through Eventbrite and will be limited. Links to the event will be forthcoming.
RUSA LGBTQI (Russian-Speaking American LGBTQI) Association and Founder of Brighton Beach PrideLyosha Gorschkov, PhDCo-President
Sanctuary for Families' Immigration Intervention Project (NYC)Deirdre, Stradone, Esq.Co-Deputy Director