Ilya – Human Rights Tattoo documentary

Blue dreamy eyes, false nails and flamboyant make-up. Filmmaker Xena Maria Evers made a powerful portrait of a young non-binary student in Russia who is breaking taboos and opening debates through his appearance. Ilya / letter 4081: C is the story of Ilya – a 21 year old student from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Growing up in the upper north of Russia, Ilya knew from a very young age he was different. Today he uses his appearance as an act of protest against homophobia, patriarchy and discrimination.

History is being written again. One letter at a time.