Welcome to Chechnya

From Academy Award-nominated director David France comes this powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya. With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes Chehnya’s underreported atrocities while highlighting a group of people who are confronting brutality head-on. The film follows these LGBTQ+ activists as they work undercover to rescue victims and provide them with safe houses and visa assistance to escape persecution.

Available on HBOGo/HBO Max


  • Genre

    Documentary, LGBTQ, Discover Together

  • Runtime

    107 min

  • Section

    Discover Together

  • Release Year


  • Director

    David France

  • Producer

    David France, Alice Henty, Askold Kurov, Joy A. Tomchin

  • Country