By Dana Patterson
"They came from remote areas of Paraíba, a state in northeastern Brazil. They are everyday women and doctors. Pregnancy is a time of waiting and discovery. Together, they are moving science forward and learning how to survive the Zika virus epidemic in Brazil."
EFFY is proud to co-sponsor a screening* of Zika, a documentary about the stories of women effected by the Zika epidemic in Brazil by Deborah Diniz. It will be screened on April 8th from 4:30-6:00 pm in Sage Hall, Room 24 (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies). A conversation with Director Deborah Diniz will follow the film. Light refreshments will be served.
About the Director: Debora Diniz is Co-Founder and Vice Chair of Anis: Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender, one of the key feminist groups dedicated to bioethics in Latin America. An anthropologist by training, she is now a professor of the Law Faculty at the University of Brasília, in Brazil. As a documentarian, her films received more than 50 prizes. One of her documentaries on abortion was the first film to ever be exhibited at a Supreme Court public hearing. She has strong advocacy experience working with the Brazilian Supreme Court on cases on involving abortion, marriage equality, secular state, and stem cell research. Her research interests are reproductive and sexual rights, human rights, penal systems, and research ethics. Diniz has written many academic books and papers on bioethics, feminism, and human rights in several languages.
This event is sponsored by Health and Environment at Yale, Environmental Justice at Yale, Yale Environmental Women, The Global Health Justice Partnership, Yale Law Students for Reproductive Justice, The Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice and the Environmental Film Festival at Yale.
*Zika documentary is not an official selection of the Environmental Film Festival at Yale, however, EFFY is excited to collaborate on spreading the word on this important issue and fully supports this event.