• Welcome to Chechnya
  • Welcome to Chechnya
  • Welcome to Chechnya

Welcome to Chechnya

by David France Border Lines

Receiving countless anonymous phone calls, young men and women fear for their lives. A secret network of helping hands is the only salvation for many queer people living in conservative Chechnya. While President Ramzan Kadyrov claims there are no homosexuals in his country, his regime is accused of torturing and murdering numerous queer people. To date, the cases have received no official clarification. In WELCOME TO CHECHNYA, we meet tireless activists who keep other people safe, both from the government and even from their own families. Shocking stories, interviews, hidden cameras and mobile phone recordings show the alarming reality as well as the courage needed to break the silence. A gripping documentary thriller with surprising revelations.

  • Genre: DOC: Social Interest & Politics
  • Country, Year: USA, 2020
  • Runtime: 107 Min
  • Languages: Russian, English
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: David France
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  • Screenplay: David France, Tyler H. Walk
  • Cinematography: Askold Kurov, Derek Wiesehahn
  • Editor: Tyler H. Walk
  • Music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
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  • Producers: Alice Henty, Askold Kurov, David France, Joy A. Tomchin, Igor Myakotin, Tyler H. Walk, James Costa, Kenneth B. Mehlman, Andy Tobias, Joy A. Tomchin, Neal Baer, Kevin Jennings, Masha Gessen, Jonathan Logan, Jess Search, Lekha Singh, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Alan Getz, Justin Mikita, Stan Tomchin, Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller
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  • Production Companies: Public Square Films, HBO Documentary Films
  • World Sales: Submarine Deluxe
  • www.welcometochechnya.com
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