“The Thick Dark Fog”

May 15, 2019 - 3:00pm
Documentary Screening
Kroon Hall, See map
195 Prospect St.

Randy Vasquez (Director) and Jonathan Skurnik (Producer) in conversation with Walter Littlemoon, Jane Ridgway and Steanie Gillson, M.D.

Screening followed by a panel discussion and reception.

Co-sponsored by the Yale School of Medicine; Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement and Equity; The Consultation Center; Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health; Connecticut Mental Health Center and the Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation; Yale Department of Psychiatry; Yale Department of Internal Medicine; Yale University Women Faculty Forum; Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; and the Native American Cultural Center.

About “The Thick Dark Fog” 

“The Thick Dark Fog” tells the story of Walter Littlemoon, a Lakota man who attended a federal Indian boarding school in South Dakota 60 years ago. The mission of many of these schools in 1950 was still to “kill the Indian and save the man.” At age 58, Walter wrote and published his memoirs to explain how he conronted the “thick dark fog” of his past so he could heal himself and his community.