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  • Agniia Galdanova, Director
  • Igor Myakotin, Producer
  • Agniia Galdanova, Producer

Young person, wearing white makeup, black contact lenses, white outfit made of tubes and a tall hand-made headdress, is taking an escalator in subway.

About the Project


Gena, a queer artist from a small town in Russia, dresses in otherworldly costumes made from junk and tape, and protests the government on the streets of Moscow. She stages radical performances in public that become a new form of art and activism - and put her life in danger.

Agniia Galdanova, Director/Producer

Agniia Galdanova is a Sundance and IDFA-supported documentary film director. Her first feature-length documentary One Step Forward, One Step Back about a family’s dream to live far from civilization in the Altai Mountains premiered at Message to Man International Film Festival. She is currently directing Queendom, a feature-length documentary set to release in 2023.




Igor Myakotin, Producer

Igor Myakotin is an Emmy-nominated BAFTA-winning filmmaker who co-produced feature-length documentary Welcome to Chechnya (Sundance ‘20, Berlinale ‘20). He is a 2022 Sundance Producing Fellow. Igor believes that cinema is not a way to escape reality but a way to embrace it with all its peculiarities and its darkness. Currently, Igor is producing Queendom, a feature-length documentary set to release in 2023.