Welcome to Chechnya is now playing through June 20! Get tickets here.

Live Q&A on June 13, 8:00 PM EDT w/ filmmaker David France, author, journalist, & columnist at The New Yorker Masha Gessen, HRW’s Europe and Central Asia Associate Director Tanya Lokshina, and HRW’s LGBT Program Director Graeme Reid. Register for free here.

This searing documentary, directed by acclaimed writer and Oscar-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson), shadows a group of brave activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ campaign in the Russian republic of Chechnya. Employing a guerilla filmmaking style, France takes us inside the fraught, day-to-day workings of an underground pipeline of activists facing incredible risks to rescue victims from this brutal government-directed campaign.  Through unfettered access, and with a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes these underreported atrocities, while highlighting an extraordinary group of people. An HBO Documentary Films release.