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Agniia Galdanova

Executive Producers

David France, Jess Search, Aenaud Borges, James Costa


Igor Myakotin, Agniia Galdanova


Vlad Fishez


Ruslan Fedotov

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. Born and raised on the harsh streets of Magadan, a frigid outpost of the Soviet gulag, Gena is only 21. She stages radical performances in public that become a new form of art and activism. By doing that, she wants to change people’s perception of beauty and queerness and bring attention to the harassment of the LGBTQ+ community. The performances—often dark, strange, evocative, and queer at their core—are a manifestation of Gena’s subconscious. But they come at a price.


Courtesy of The Film Collaborative

Agniia Galdanova

Director, Queendom

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 the Message to Man International Film Festival.