Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

<i>Fauci</i> Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Monday, November 15, 2021

Screening: 5pm-6:45pm, Panel: 6:45pm-7:45pm

True North Classroom, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

Reception to follow.

The John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress presents a screening of Fauci, followed by a panel discussion with executive producer Liz Garbus '92; director Janet Tobias; public health advocate, author, and activist Peter Staley, who is featured in the film; and Stefanie Friedhoff, associate professor, Brown School of Public Health. The discussion will be moderated by Adam Levine, director of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies.

About the film: 

Watch the trailer here.

With his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor and integrity, Dr. Anthony Fauci became America’s most unlikely cultural icon during COVID-19. A world-renowned infectious disease specialist and the longest-serving public health leader in Washington, D.C., he has valiantly overseen the U.S. response to 50 years’ worth of epidemics, including HIV/AIDS, SARS and Ebola. FAUCI is an unprecedented portrait of one of our most vital public servants, whose work saved millions while he faced threats from anonymous adversaries. Directed by Emmy winners John Hoffman (The Weight of the Nation, Sleepless in America) and Janet Tobias (Unseen Enemy), the film is executive produced by Academy Award winner Dan Cogan (Icarus) and two-time Academy Award nominee Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?, The Farm: Angola, USA). The documentary features insights from President George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Bono, former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretary Sylvia Burwell, former national security advisor Susan Rice, National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins, former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Tom Frieden and key AIDS activists, plus Dr. Fauci’s family, friends and former patients.

About the JFK Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress:

Spearheaded by Kennedy’s family, friends, and classmates, the initiative aims to bring film and filmmakers to the University with the goal of shedding light on some of the most urgent, challenging, and complex issues facing society through the prism of documentary. Concurrently, and with the support of the Brown Arts Initiative, the presence of filmmakers on campus will allow Brown students the opportunity to explore the practicalities of filmmaking and to enhance their capacity to make films of their own.