In this short documentary, “African Wave" - Voices Amidst Conflict Caught in the Crossfire of the Russian-Ukrainian War, African students describe the untold challenges they faced during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. "African Wave" offers an unfiltered look at their odyssey—combining heartfelt interviews, expert insights, and a stirring theme song. As war rages on, their resilience shines. Dive into this gripping tale of survival and hope.
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Chidum Okeke, MPH ’23, Mukund Desibhatla, MPH ’23, and Dr. Kelvin Amenyedor, MD, MPH ’23 created “African wave: A documentary” for their Humanities, Arts, and Public Health class at the Yale School of Public Health. It will be shown at the 2023 American Public Health Association’s Film Festival in the short films program on November 9.
The trio were inspired by the work of fellow Class of ’23 graduate Nassim Ashford. Ashford co-founded the humanitarian organization NoirUnited International with Macire Aribot in 2020, and they raised $125,000 last year to provide for the African students’ necessities, advocate for extensions of their refugee status, and help them continue their education.
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