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IDA Documentary Screening Series presents ‘Welcome to Chechnya’


January 13, 2021 • 6:00 pm PST


The International Documentary Association (IDA) is bringing together both films and their creators to industry insiders and film enthusiasts from October to January. This year’s Screening Series takes place online and is accessible from anywhere in the world. Films are available on demand for IDA members exclusively. Post-film conversation live streams with filmmakers and subjects are open to the public for FREE.

WELCOME TO CHECHNYA, directed by acclaimed writer and Oscar® nominated director David France, shadows a group of brave activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ campaign in the Russian republic of Chechnya. With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes these underreported atrocities, while highlighting an extraordinary group of people confronting deadly brutality.

Join Director David France, Film Subject Maxim Lapunov, Translator & Co-producer Igor Myakotin for a digital conversation moderated by Jude Dry, Associate Editor at IndieWire. Closed-captioned and ASL interpreted.