In Belarus, where being openly gay leads to beatings and arrests, young Sergey and a few brave activists take to the streets to demand equality.
East Bloc Love premiered at San Francisco Frameline Film Festival in 2011 and has since travelled to numerous human rights and LGBT film festivals across the globe. The film's central character, Sergey Yenin, was invited to speak alongside the film in the UK and in the Netherlands for Amnesty International's Movie's That Matter Film Festival to bring awareness to the plight of human rights in Belarus. The film won best documentary at the Merlinka Film Festival in Belgrade and was nominated for an Orlando Award at the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival.
The documentary was supported by GayRussia and the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO).