2021 SIPFF 2021.11.04(Thur.) ~ 2021.11.10(Wed.)

Welcome to Chechnya: Inside the Russian Republic’s Deadly War on Gays

 USA | 2020 | 107min | Color | Documentary | General+
English/Russian/Chechen Dia | English/Korean Sub
David FRANCE

Synopsis

Searing urgency is a guiding force as Welcome to Chechnya shadows a group of activists who risk unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ+ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic. Since 2016, Chechnya’s tyrannical leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has waged a depraved operation to “cleanse the blood” of LGBTQ+ Chechens, overseeing a government-directed campaign to detain, torture, and execute them. With no help from the Kremlin and only faint global condemnation of the violence, a vast and secretive network of activists takes matters into its own hands.

Schedule
[ 11.08.SUN ] 16:40 ART4





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