Welcome to Chechnya

Saturday, March 6 - Thursday, March 11, 2021

This searing investigative work shadows a group of activists risking unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic. Unfettered access and a remarkable approach to protecting anonymity exposes this under-reported atrocity — and an extraordinary group of people confronting evil.

All screenings of WELCOME TO CHECHNYA feature an exclusive video introduction from filmmaker David France, recorded to welcome back audiences to IFC Center for our reopening. Watch a compilation of highlights from all the filmmaker intros we received here.

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 107 minutes
  • Director David France
  • Producer David France, Alice Henty, Askold Kurov, Joy A. Tomchin
  • Editor Tyler H. Walk
  • Cinematographer Askold Kurov, Derek Wiesehahn