by Reka Valerik, France/Belgium, 20020, 51′
In Chechnya, Kadyrov’s semi-authoritarian regime adopts repressive measures against homosexual people. Among those who paid the expenses of these actions, there is also Kavaj, a young MMA fighter who had to flee the country following the death threats received by his homophobic brother. During a forced exile in Brussels, in a state of persistent mutism, Kavaj’s only link with Chechnya are the voice messages he receives from his mother. The movie follows Kavaj through his first few months in Belgium, looking for a new identity, having to live in complete anonymity to escape the Chechen diaspora.
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Documentary available online from Tuesday, October 12th at 9 pm. to Thursday, October 14th at midnight on festivalscope.com/
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Facebook live stream: Thursday, October 14th, 5:30pm.
with Francesca Stella (University of Glasgow) and Gabriella Friso (Certi Diritti and Les Cultures)
“Recognizing and giving voice. Forced migration and LGBTQ Identity”
Live in theatre: Thursday, October 14th, 9pm. Cinema Teatro Baretti
Introduction and comments by: Franco Mittica (Circolo Maurice GLBTQ)