The "Welcome to Chechnya" team at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. All photos courtesy of Igor Myakotin.

Alumni-Produced 'Welcome to Chechnya' Premieres at Sundance, Berlinale

Oscar-nominated filmmaker David France's "Welcome to Chechnya," a poignant documentary that tells the stories of LGBTQ people persecuted in Chechnya, has been receiving global recognition. After premiering at Sundance, where it won the special award for editing, the HBO original film had its international premiere at Berlinale and will screen at the True/False Festival in Columbia, Missouri, as well as film festivals in The Netherlands, Thessaloniki, Prague, Copenhagen and Miami.