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Director:
Country:
United States
Genres:
Feature Documentary
Producer:
Alice Henty, David France, Askold Kurov, Joy A. Tomchin
Language:
Chechen, English, Russian
Length:
107 min
Writer:
David France, Tyler H. Walk
Year:
2020

Since 2017, 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, activists take matters into their own hands. In his new documentary, David France uses a remarkable approach to anonymity to expose this atrocity and to tell the story of an extraordinary group of people confronting evil.

Sundance Nominee

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