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WELCOME TO CHECHNYA
June 30, 2020  | By David Bianculli

HBO, 10:00 p.m. ET

 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: Filmmaker David France takes his camera into some unnervingly dangerous spots and conditions in this new documentary, which dares to document an ongoing pogrom in the repressive Russian republic. Chechnya’s ruler, Ramzan Kadyrov, has launched an anti-LGBTQ offensive since 2016, overseeing a government-backed campaign to identify, detain, torture and kill those “others.” The Kremlin hasn’t acted to protect them, but a sort of underground railroad of supporters has, and Welcome to Chechnya details efforts to escort them to safety ahead of the murderous forces seeking them out. France – the person, not the country – is there, with his often hidden cameras, at every harrowing step.
 
 
 
 
 
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