Film screening and interactive discussion to mark IDAHOT in Russia12 May 2017

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WONDERKID will be screened on 21 May in Moscow to mark the International Day Against Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) celebrated every year on 17 May.

The film follows the life on a young professional footballer whose sexuality is threatening to alienate him from the game he loves.

Since its premier at the 2016 Raindajnce Film Festival, the film has won support from a host of different organisations, including the Football Association, the Premier League, adidas and Sky Sports.

Following the film, the Russian LGBT Sport Federation will hold a discussion session on homophobia in football a month before Russia hosts the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in June in preparation for the 2018 World Cup.

The session will include WONDERKID film director Rhys Chapman, Alexandr Agapov, President of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation, Elvina Yuvakaeva, co-chair of the Russian LGBT Sport Federation football programme, and CSKA Fans Against Racism Rober Ustyan.

The event is funded by the Fare network and supported by the international campaign Football v Homophobia and the Goethe Institut.