WELCOME TO CHECHNYA

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA

Online Screening

2020 SHORT LIST: PRODUCING AWARD

Oscar-nominated filmmaker David France (How to Survive a Plague, DOC NYC 2012) delivers a suspenseful real-life thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Inspired by The New Yorker reporting of Masha Gessen, the film follows a courageous team of Russian activists who operate an underground railroad to help LGBTQ Chechens escape face death sentences. To protect the identity of escapees, the film employs a ground-breaking technology of face-masking with AI similar to that used in The Irishman. The film delivers “an emotional gut-punch and a technical wonder all at once” (Indiewire). (Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films/Music Box Films) 

Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director David France.

Director: David France
Executive Producer: Masha Gessen, Jess Search, Kevin Jennings, Neal Baer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Alan Getz, Justin Mikita, Lekha Singh, Stan Tomchin
Producer: Alice Henty, Joy A. Tomchin, Askold Kurov, David France
Writer: David France, Tyler H. Walk
Cinematographer: Askold Kurov, Derek Wiesehahn
Editor: Tyler H. Walk
Music: Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Language: Russian, English
Country: USA
Year: 2020
US Distributor: Music Box Films
Sales Agent: Public Square Films