Hunted in Russia – documentary

Published on July 14, 2014



UPDATE: Homophobic reactions regarding this video will be deleted. So perhaps you can feel an inch of how it must feel like to speak up for gay rights in Russia.

Hunted in Russia explores the terror that gay people in Russia are calling the “hunting season”. This shocking documentary offers unique access to vigilante groups that track down, beat up and humiliate gay men and women. It depicts a country troubled by disturbing homophobic violence and intimidation — a country in which gay people are treated like animals and hunted for sport.

Russia is officially welcoming gay athletes and spectators to the Sochi Winter Olympics. But in a country where it’s thought only 1% of gay people dare to live completely openly, it appears to be a hollow gesture.

This extraordinary Dispatches documentary has gained unique access to the vigilante gangs that target gay men and women. The film depicts a country troubled by disturbing violence and distressing intimidation.

Six months after the Russian parliament unanimously passed a law to protect children from ‘non-traditional’ relationships, this film explores the terror that gay people in Russia are calling ‘hunting season’.

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