Award-winning immigration attorney Luis Mancheno is featured in Episode 6 of the documentary series “REFUGE: finding home.” The 25-minute episode shares the powerful story of Luis Mancheno, who endured, in his native Ecuador, six months of conversion therapy with an anti-gay therapist, years of abuse, and an attempt on his life. After fleeing to the U.S. in 2008, Mancheno became an immigration attorney at the Bronx Defenders and now fights for the lives of other refugees.
Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist and former wrongful conviction lawyer. Marrying dark humor with structural critique, she employs photographs along with archival material, testimony, and video to examine American power and identity in the post-9/11 era.
jackie sumell is the creator of Solitary Gardens, a public art project that denounces solitary confinement and fosters exchanges between persons in solitary and volunteers on the outside. She is joined by Rodricus Crawford, who was exonerated in 2016 after spending nearly five years on death row in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. Together, they will discuss the project and their work against mass incarceration.
Join the Yale Visual Law Project and the Yale Student Film Festival for a screening of the new documentary RIKERS: An American Jail. The screening will be followed by a conversation about the film and the #CLOSErikers movement with film participant and activist Cadeem Gibbs, producer Judy Doctoroff, and Professor Miriam Gohara of YLS. Moderated by New York Times Magazine staff writer and YLS senior research scholar Emily Bazelon.
Join the Yale Visual Law Project for a coffee chat with filmmaker John Lucas to discuss process and ethics in documentary filmmaking.
Lunch with data artist and app developer, Josh Begley. Hosted by the Visual Law Project and the Information Society Project.
In a world where online information purveyors can distribute “fake news,” does it matter that audio, visual and audio/visual materials can be doctored or be utterly fictional?
Torkwase Dyson received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999 and MFA from Yale School of Art in painting/printmaking in 2003. She merges ideas such as site and built environments, nature and culture under the rubric of environmentalism.
Dan Jackson is the Executive Director of the NuLawLab. The NuLawLab is an interdisciplinary innovation laboratory working to imagine, design, test, and implement pioneering approaches to legal empowerment.