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Directed by: David France
Runtime: 107 min
Year: 2020
Country: USA
Rated: Not Rated
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Film Type: Documentary
Format: Streaming
Restrictions: Available only in the Mountain West
Available only in the Mountain West

From Academy Award-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson) comes Welcome to Chechnya, a powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya.

With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes Chechnya’s underreported atrocities while highlighting a group of people who are confronting brutality head-on. The film follows these LGBTQ activists as they work undercover to rescue victims and provide them with safe houses and visa assistance to escape persecution.

Official Selection:
2020 Sundance Film Festival
2020 Berlin Film Festival