Miami Film Festival 2020 Official Selection WELCOME TO CHECHNYA will be available on HBO On Demand starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker David France (How to Survive a Plague) delivers a suspenseful real-life thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Inspired by The New Yorker reporting of Masha Gessen, the film follows a courageous team of Russian activists who operate an underground railroad to help LGBTQ Chechens escape death sentences. To protect the identity of escapees, the film employs a ground-breaking technology of face-masking with AI similar to that used in The Irishman. The film delivers “an emotional gut-punch and a technical wonder all at once” (Indiewire).