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YSPH, HAPPY, and the Yale Schwarzman Center (YSC) Present: Welcome to Chechnya--A Film Screening

The Humanities, Arts, and Public Health Practice at Yale (HAPPY) Initiative and the Yale School of Public Health in conjunction with the Yale Schwarzman Center at Yale University invites you to a free film screening of Welcome to Chechnya.

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.

Please join us for the live panel discussion on Wednesday, March 24 at 7:30pm EDT. Zoom link to be sent via email 48 hours prior to event.

The film will be available upon registration at the convenience of the audience, March 17-24, 2021. The final individual viewing will be available no later than a 5:30 p.m. start on Wednesday, March 24. Registration via Eventbrite is required and limited. Register here:




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