David France

David France


David France is an investigative journalist who has written for Newsweek, the New York Times, and New York Magazine. He directed the award-winning 2017 documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson and the Academy Award–nominated 2012 documentary How to Survive a Plague, which received a Peabody Award, an IFP Gotham Award for Best Documentary, and numerous festival honors. His subsequent book, How to Survive a Plague, won the Baillie Gifford Prize.


2020 Welcome to Chechnya (Documentary)
2017 The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Documentary)
2013 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
2012 How to Survive a Plague (Documentary)

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Welcome to Chechyna
Year: 2020
Since 2017, Chechnya’s tyrannical leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has waged a depraved operation to “cleanse the blood” of...