Unchechen is just under four minutes, and tells the story of Khamzat, a public servant who was entrapped and interrogated.
“I’m sickened by what’s happening in Chechnya,” says Alex Markham, Director of digitalSTAGE.
“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.”
“The State organized extermination of gay men in Chechnya is a horrific ghost from World War Two,” says writer and director Stephen M. Hornby.
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“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.
This is an emotional story to connect people to what’s happening and hopefully stimulate a response.”
According to Human Rights Frist’s Shawn Gaylord: