Welcome to Chechnya (2020)

  • 2020
  • 1h 47m
  • United States, Russia

This film is no longer available on Selects

Welcome to Chechnya will air on BBC Four on Wednesday 1 July at 22:00 as part of BBC Storyville, followed shortly after broadcast on BBC iPlayer.

UK Premiere

Since 2017, Chechnya’s tyrannical leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has waged a depraved operation to “cleanse the blood” of LGBTQI+ 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. In his new documentary, David France uses a remarkable approach to anonymity to expose this atrocity and to tell the story of an extraordinary group of people confronting evil.

Contains scenes of violence

Please note that Welcome to Chechyna will be available until Sunday 28 June at 23:59


David France


Alice Henty


Russian, English, Chechen, French



Bonus Content

Welcome to Chechnya - Q&A

Join us in a pre-recorded Q&A with Welcome to Chechnya director David France, producer Alice Henty and Olga Barinova from the Moscow Community Centre for LGBT+ Initiatives, moderated by BBC Storyville’s Mandy Chang.