Welcome to Chechnya

David France / USA /2020

107 minutes, English, Russian

Welcome to Chechnya, directed by acclaimed writer and Oscar® nominated director David France, shadows a group of brave activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ campaign in the Russian republic of Chechnya. With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes these underreported atrocities, while highlighting an extraordinary group of people confronting deadly brutality.


David France, is an Oscar® nominated filmmaker, bestselling author, and award-winning investigative journalist. His directorial debut, How to Survive a Plague, is hailed as an innovative and influential piece of storytelling and is regularly screened in university classrooms, and by community groups and AIDS service organizations. How to Survive a Plague also garnered Oscar® and Emmy® nominations and a Peabody Award. His 2017 film, The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson, received rave reviews and won numerous festival prizes including the Outfest Freedom Award and special jury recognition from Sheffield International Documentary Festival.

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