Notturno – Virtual Movie Screening, Talk, and Q&A

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Free but register in advance


Movie screening available on demand from Saturday October 2nd until Tuesday October 5th, 2021 (inclusive) to be followed by Panel and Q&A session on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021.

Filmed over three years on the borders between Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria and Lebanon, Notturno captures the everyday life that lies behind the continuing tragedy of civil wars, ferocious dictatorships, foreign invasions and the murderous apocalypse of ISIS. Oscar® nominated and multiple award winner Gianfranco Rosi (SACRO GRA, FIRE AT SEA) constructs a sublime cinematic journey through the region finding peace and light within the chaos and despair in the aftermath of war. A mosaic of intimate moments and luminous images, Notturno is a profound and urgent cinematic achievement, from a master of the documentary form.

2021 World Fellows Elinda Labropoulou and Muthanna Khriesat will discuss the film and their experiences while working with refugees in Greece and the Middle East and will examine the similarities of victims of war in their struggle to survive. Moderated by Ulla Kasten, Archaeologist and Research Fellow at the Council on Middle East Studies and previous curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection.

Please submit your questions in advance to or during the Q&A session on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021.


•Elinda Labropoulou, Senior Journalist and Sustainable Entrepreneur; and 2021 World Fellow

•Muthanna Khriesat, Chief Operating Officer – Questscope; and 2021 World Fellow


•Ulla Kasten, Research Fellow at the Council on Middle East Studies at the Yale MacMillan Center

Sponsored by the Yale Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses and Humanitarian Responses

Open To:

alumni, faculty, Film and Media Screenings, Graduate and Professional, Panel Discussions and Roundtables, Spouses and Partners, Staff, Students, Talks and Lectures, undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


World Fellows Program
Phone: 203-432-1910