Thu. 18/11/2021 - 21:30
Cinema Nova

I am Samuel

I am Samuel
Peter Murimi
KenyaUnited Kingdom
vo: ensw
sub: fren

Having grown up on a famr in Kenya, Samuel dreams of another life, one that would take him far away from his village where people give too much importance to tradition. The young man moves to Nairobi where he finds a community of queer men. It is there that he meets Alex, who he falls in love with. But coming out to his family is far from easy, particularly given the Kenyan Law which continues to criminalise homosexual relationships.

With this film, Peter Murimi paints the picture of homosexuality in a conservative subsaharian Africa. To him, the representation of more gay characters on-screen and the mobilisation in defense of decriminalising homosexuality are crucial elements towards positive change.

Brenda Jorde
vo: en
sub: fren

An art performance that defies conventions and perceptions of the body.

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