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“Unchechen” – Story of Entrapment & Interrogation of a Gay Men from #Chechen100

 

“Unchechen” is about the attempted genocide of gay men in Chechnya.

The film has been created by digitalSTAGE and the award-winning Inkbrew Productions.

It tells the harrowing story of the entrapment and interrogation of just one of the gay men who form the #Chechen100, based on accounts provided by some of the men who have so far escaped.

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Alex Markham, Director digitalSTAGE, said: “I’m sickened by what’s happening in Chechnya, but, like a lot of people, I felt impotent. I wanted to do something immediate and practical to offer solidarity.  I hope this film will get people donating to help some more of these men get to safety.”

 

Stephen M Hornby, writer and director of “Unchechen”, said: “The State organised extermination of gay men in Chechnya is a horrific ghost from World War Two.  But it’s real.  The men fleeing from it are too terrified to go on camera, and so I wanted to try to fill the silence with something that attempts to make this crisis real and human.”

Video from from digitalSTAGE

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