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Stories of Our Lives (2015)

Stories of Our Lives (2015)

Film
Saturday, April 9
3 pm
Cost: Free
Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film dramatizes true stories from Kenya’s LGBTQ community and is both a labour of love and a bold act of militancy.

An official Marquee International Film Festival selection

Kenya | South Africa | 60 min | DCP | Dir. Jim Chuchu and NEST Collective

Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film dramatizes 5 true stories from Kenya’s LGBTQ community. The stories include a schoolgirl being suspended for her relationship with a fellow female student, a young man eager to explore his sexuality at an underground gay club in Nairobi, and the difficult relationship of a gay man in love with his understanding but confused straight friend.

"This is a beautiful little film about love, about humanity, about one of the many facets of what it means to be African."- Indiewire - Winner of the Teddy Jury Award at the Berlinale Film Festival

Watch the Trailer!

An official Marquee International Film Festival selection

Kenya | South Africa | 60 min | DCP | Dir. Jim Chuchu and NEST Collective

Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film dramatizes 5 true stories from Kenya’s LGBTQ community. The stories include a schoolgirl being suspended for her relationship with a fellow female student, a young man eager to explore his sexuality at an underground gay club in Nairobi, and the difficult relationship of a gay man in love with his understanding but confused straight friend.

"This is a beautiful little film about love, about humanity, about one of the many facets of what it means to be African."- Indiewire - Winner of the Teddy Jury Award at the Berlinale Film Festival

Watch the Trailer!

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