Young and Gay in Putin's Russia

Showing on 12 March, 6.30pm - 9pm at Brass Monkey

Director: Milène Larsson 
Country: UK / Russia
Language: Russia, English (English subtitles)
Length: 31'
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2014
Rating: 15

Film provided by Vice

When Russian President Vladimir Putin banned gay "propaganda" in June 2013, Russia's LGBT community went from being a stigmatised fringe group to full-blown enemies of the state.The Vice team travelled to Russia ahead of February's Sochi Winter Olympics to investigate the effects of the country's state-sanctioned homophobia by meeting everyone: from young members of Moscow's LGBT community and core gay rights activists, to one of Putin's spin doctors and the lawmaker behind the repressive anti-gay propaganda law.