35^ Lovers Film Festival
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Welcome to Chechnya

Welcome to Chechnya
by David France
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Duration: 107'

Welcome to Chechnya is about the anti-LGBTQI policies and persecutions currently in force in the Russian Republic of Chechnya. Director David France's very courageous investigation (How to Survive a Plague, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson) collects direct testimonies from LGBTQI activists who run into unimaginable dangers to save victims from a targeted campaign of torture and brutality.


film director

David France

David France is a director, writer and journalist. The award-winning directorial debut, How to Survive a Plague, also received - among others - an Oscar and Emmy Award nomination. His feature film The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) garnered numerous accolades, including the Outfest Freedom Award and a Special Jury Mention at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival. His journalistic investigations have inspired several films.


& Credits

Sceneggiatura/Screenplay David France, Tyler H. Walk
Montaggio/Editing Tyler H. Walk
Fotografia/Photography Askold Kurov
Scenografia/Production Design 
Suono/Sound Ramsay Davila, Brian Fish, Katya Kumkova
Musica/Music Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine
Produttore/Producer Alice Henty
Produttore Associato/Associate Producer Katya Kumkova, Dan Silver
Produzione/Production HBO Documentary Films, Public Square Films