Tuesday, November 10
20:00 - 22:00
From Academy Award-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson) comes Welcome to Chechnya, a 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.
Following the screening, we will have several experts engaging in a talk on how several topics are intertwined: the situation of LGBTQ+ in Eastern Europa and Russia, homophobic chat groups in Belgium, dangers of sexting and what we as a community can do.