this is obviously an extremely urgent film and i don't want to frighten anyone away from watching it because the subjects are so immeasurably brave with such firm voices, but the lack of content advisory warnings from the filmmakers feels comparatively irresponsible. i wish i'd been warned but i wasn't and i had a panic attack, so for anyone that might need trigger warnings:
1. there is real anonymous found-footage of violent hate crimes interspersed throughout the film, the last of which depicts a man being gang-raped and tormented by his captors. the camera is mostly focused on his face and the image eventually blacks out, but it's extremely graphic.
2. there is a close-up of a person's slashed wrist after their suicide attempt. the camera also zooms in on the bloodied razors.
be safe and please donate to the russian lgbt network if you can