Welcome to Chechnya
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Welcome to Chechnya

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24
Sat Apr 24 1:30 PM

Jetty Memorial Theatre
Assisted Listening
Wheelchair
100 Percent
Subtitled
General Admission
107 Mins
April
Thu Apr 15

Sat Apr 24

WINNER · DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD · SUNDANCE

“With scorching power that will leave you quaking in your seat, Welcome to Chechnya dares to confront genocide in the making” – Sundance Film Festival.

Investigative journalist, documentarian, and warrior with a camera, David France gains unfettered access to activists risking persecution and personal safety to provide safe passage for LGBTIQ+ people out of Chechnya.

Since 2016, 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. Director France embeds himself in the rescue efforts to smuggle out refugees to safer corners of the world. To protect the identity of escapees, the film employs ground-breaking, AI face-masking technology, along with hidden cameras, mobile phones, and found footage, to illustrate the searing urgency of LGBTQI+ people attempting immediate exodus from mass persecution.

Russian, Chechen with English subtitles
 
April
Thu Apr 15

Sat Apr 24

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450