The 2020 HBO documentary documented the horrific state-sponsored gay purge taking place in the Chechen Republic.
Two gay brothers have been detained for a month on charges their family says are fabricated, and more than 20 of their relatives were interrogated by police this week.
Salman Tepsurkayev's forced apology to Ramzan Kadyrov and self-harm has sparked renewed calls for change.
Risking his life, a director and his camera went underground in Chechnya to document the horrific realities facing LGBTQ+ people.
Kadyrov is the mastermind behind gruesome anti-LGBTQ+ purges haunting the lives of queer people in Chechnya.
After exploring the AIDS crisis and the life of Marsha P. Johnson, filmmaker David France is back.
Maxim Lapunov, featured in David France's Welcome to Chechnya, could barely crawl when he was released from detainment in the antigay territory.