Welcome to Chechnya
“Welcome to Chechnya: The Gay Purge. brought home the horror with a dramatic urgency. David France's grimly compelling film was a docu-thriller, with heart-stopping moments as activists spirited people out of the country in clandestine operations.”
Daily Telegraph (UK)
"David France has made a difficult, distressing and often tremendously bleak film about the torture and murder of LGBT people in Chechnya, and the brave efforts of community activists and organisers to "extract" them from the region."
"It's a collective profile in courage ... on the people who are the last thing standing between survival and a purge."
Premieres & Awards
Sundance Film Festival 2020
International premiere, Panorama Dokumente
International Film Festival Berlin (2020)