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Chechnya: Filmmaker uses face swaps for ‘gay purge’ movie

Chechnya: Filmmaker uses face swaps for ‘gay purge’ movie

A US director, who posed as a tourist to document a crackdown on LGBT+ people in Chechnya, said on Wednesday he hoped his film, using digital face swaps to conceal identities, would make the persecution of gay and lesbian people there undeniable. Authorities in the autonomous, deeply conservative, southern Russian region have long denied what […]