Free Code to Screen the HBO Documentary “Welcome to Chechnya” through Harvardwood

Date: 

Thursday, November 5, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, November 12, 2020 (All day)

Location: 

Virtual

Description: Harvardwood is screening the HBO Documentary Welcome to Chechnya online, FREE for up to 50 current Harvard students! Be one of the first 50 current students to register, and receive a code to watch the film valid through November 12th.

From Academy Award-nominated director David France (How to Survive a Plague, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson) comes Welcome to Chechnya, a powerful and eye-opening documentary about a group of activists risking their lives to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ persecution in the repressive and closed Russian republic of Chechnya.

With unfettered access and a commitment to protecting anonymity, this documentary exposes Chechnya’s underreported atrocities while highlighting a group of people who are confronting brutality head-on. The film follows these LGBTQ+ activists as they work undercover to rescue victims and provide them with safe houses and visa assistance to escape persecution.