Midlands Art Centre

Friday 24 September 18:00

Here I Come is the first-ever queer Russian web series, which comes at an important time as the Russian state cracks down on ‘gay propaganda’ - censoring content and imprisoning activists. Despite the various legal and political difficulties the next generation of filmmakers in Russia face, they continue to create; for themselves, for queer youth, and for the world to understand the human rights issues they face. 

During this special event,  all nine episodes (54 mins) from the series will be screened followed by a live zoom Q&A discussion with director Andrey Fenøčka and producer-screenwriter Liza Simbirskaya who will discuss the series’ festival success, filming a gay kiss during lockdown on the streets of Moscow and exclusive information about the season two premier.

Here I Come is the first-ever queer Russian web series, which comes at an important time as the Russian state cracks down on ‘gay propaganda’ - censoring content and imprisoning activists. Despite the various legal and political difficulties the next generation of filmmakers in Russia face, they continue to create; for themselves, for queer youth, and for the world to understand the human rights issues they face.


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