Welcome to Chechnya
(Welcome to Chechnya)
In Chechnya, homosexuality is a disgrace – for the individual and their family. Those who have escaped now have the chance to tell their story.
In recent years, the Chechen security forces have implemented an uncompromising and bloody policy towards homosexuals. Arrests and physical punishments are commonplace. Citizens accused of homosexuality can only respond to the state's disruption of their families and destruction of human lives with the greatest difficulty, usually by rapid emigration. David France's documentary screened at this year's Sundance Festival follows the path of those who have been the victims of repression, as well as those who have decided to help them both personally and socially.
About the film
Director: David France
2020 | 107 min.
Language: English, Chechen, Russian
2020 - Welcome to Chechnya
2017 - The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
2012 - How to Survive a Plague
|09. 03. 18:00||Lucerna - Large Hall||
|10. 03. 15:30||Svetozor - Large Hall||
|13. 03. 21:00||Municipal Library – Small Hall||
For almost 50 years Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel has defended clients she considers to be political prisoners. The vast majority of the public has a different name for them – terrorists.
Over 50 years ago the British government leased the Chagos Islands to the US to build a military base. The former inhabitants still live in exile.
Philippine director Alyx Ayn Arumpac presents a frightful testimony about the war on drugs that President Rodrigo Duterte has declared on his people. State-sponsored violence is slowly leading to social disintegration.
Eight years ago, fire broke out in a cellar workshop in Karachi, Pakistan, where clothing was made for a German chain store. 258 people were buried under the ruins.
After years under siege, the Syrian city of Aleppo has turned into a ghost town. It is the backdrop for a dramatic story of a filmmaker capturing the course of a never-ending conflict as a testimony for her new-born daughter Sama.
People without access to farmland express their discontent with the situation in Brazil through radical, community-wide protests.
Mai Khoi & The Dissidents
Vietnamese singer Mai Khoi decided not to be a conformist pop star and began to draw attention to the lack of freedom in her country, where civil activists, journalists and bloggers are being persecuted and arrested.
Prison for Profit
Torturing prisoners with electroshocks and the forced application of depressants are only two consequences of the privatisation of a South African prison as revealed in this Dutch investigative documentary.
The crew of Sea-Watch 3, led by her captain, Carola Rackete, rescued more than forty refugees from drowning in the Mediterranean. A few days later, they were facing another dismal situation as one European harbour after another refused to let them cast anchor.
There's Something in the Water
Canadian actress Ellen Page sets out on a trip through her native province of Nova Scotia. The main trigger for the journey and making this film was the eponymous book by Ingrid Waldron, which draws attention to a new phenomenon: environmental racism.