Welcome to Chechnya (2020)

Sobre o filme

The documentary takes us inside the fraught, day-to-day workings of an underground pipeline of activists who face unimaginable risks to rescue LGBTQ victims from Chechnya’s brutal government-directed campaign. In a republic where being gay or transgender is unspeakable, the LGBTQ community lives in the utmost secrecy and fear, under threat of detention, torture and death, often at the hands of the authorities. Extensive access to a remarkable group of activists —from the Russian LGBT Network and the Moscow Community Center for LGBTI+ Initiatives— and alarmingly brutal footage of abuse, bring to light the underreported atrocities and the dangers of exposing them.

Presented and awarded at Berlin, Sundance and Hot Docs film festivals.

Título original: Welcome to Chechnya

Ano: 2020

Classificação: 18

Duração: 107 min.

Gênero: Documentary

País: USA

Tags: USA, documentary, Russia, social portrait, LGBTQI+, authoritarianism, awarded films

Cor: cor

Direção: David France

Roteiro: David France, Tyler H. Walk

Fotografia: Askold Kurov

Montagem: Tyler H. Walk

Produtor: Alice Henty, David France, Askold Kurov, Joy A. Tomchin

Produção: Public Square Films

Música: Evgueni & Sacha Galperine

World Sales: Submarine Entertainment

Distribuição: Synapse Distribution