CHILDREN 404

ДЕТИ 404

By Askold KUROV, Pavel LOPAREV

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Documentary - Completed 2014

Putin´s new law that forbids "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors" hits millions of gay/lesbian youngsters in Russia. Parents and friends of gay kids now are obliged to tell them they are sick, sinful and abnormal. For the first time,

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 76 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Askold KUROV, Pavel LOPAREV
    • Producer(s)
    • Askold KUROV, Pavel LOPAREV
    • Synopsis
    • In 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin passed a bill forbidding the “promotion of nontraditional sexual relations to minors.” LGBT youth, now defenseless against insults and intimidation under this “gay propaganda” law, are considered sick, sinful and abnormal. Psychologists, teachers and even parents can be fined or imprisoned for supporting them. Forty-five Russian teens and tweens share their stories through anonymous interviews and video diaries. They detail their humiliations and discriminations, as well as their courageous stands against bullies. Their testimonies are collected online as the Children 404 project, named after the common “error 404 - page not found” web message. The support group’s founder struggles within the system to bring public attention and empathy to the victims of this government-endorsed hate, while activist Pasha decides he must leave his homeland altogether if he hopes to find a boyfriend and lead a normal life. Has a new Stone Age arrived in Russia?
    • Partners & financing
    • Cinema Politica, Canada
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