Welcome to Chechnya

Over 16Contains violenceContians anxiety 102 minutes 2020 7.9

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Davis France is back with a gripping depiction of a group of LGBTQ activists fighting for their lives and rights in today's Chechnya. Through their network, they help people escape oppression, violence, and murder. For those who are targeted, there are no other options than to try to leave the country. There is no help to be had from the authorities who encourage the persecution and sanctions the violence. Through advanced visual effects, participants' faces have been replaced to protect their identities without having to mask them in more traditional ways. The film was met with great acclaim at film festivals around the world and won awards at both Berlin and Sundance.

The film is not playable outside of Finland
Category: Documentary
Genre: Queer, society, documentary
Director: David France
Starring: Olga Baranova, David Isteev, Maxim Lapunov
Rights owner: Nonstop
Country: USA
Language: English, Russian