The Non-Loneliness Train: Internal Inclusion
Dedicated to the advocacy of neurodivergent people, the film provides an insight into Jerry Mercury’s experience of neurodivergence. Fluctuating between
meditation and reflection, interview and autobiography, metaphor and reality, the film resists exclusive rationality, offering a deeper and more nuanced portrayal of identity. In Russian with English subtitles. (30 minutes)
Jerry Mercury is a Russian non-binary transgender neurodivergent self-advocate, poet, musician, artist, filmmaker, and blogger. In The Non-Loneliness Train, theater director Boris Pavlovich interviews Jerry, who welcomes the viewer to step into the shoes of a neurodivergent person in today's Russia.
Sponsored by the Russian Studies Workshop, the Robert F. Byrnes Russian and European Institute, and the Center for Documentary Research and Practice.