Introduction by co-director Pavel Loparev.

In 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin passed a bill forbidding the “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations to minors.” LGBTQ youths, now defenseless against insults and intimidation, are considered sick, sinful, and abnormal. Psychologists, teachers, and even parents can be fined or imprisoned for supporting them. This brave and harrowing documentary gives voice to 45 Russian teens who share their stories through anonymous interviews and video diaries, detailing their humiliations and discriminations, as well as their courageous stands against bullies. The testimonies are collected online as the Children 404 Project, named after the common “error 404 – page not found” Web message.