Winner of Teddy Activist Award at Berlinale 2020, U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing at Sundance Film Festival 2020
Since 2017, Chechnya's tyrannical leader Ramzan Kadyrov has waged a depraved operation to "cleanse the blood" of LGBTQ Chechens, overseeing a government-directed campaign to detain, torture and execute them. With no help from the Kremlin and only faint global condemnation, activists take matters into their own hands. David France uses a unique approach to anonymity to expose this atrocity and to tell the story of an extraordinary group of people confronting evil. Human rights defenders and allies all over the world were shocked by the devastating news. This film contains triggering moments.