Sinner in Mecca Nice People Atomic Heart
Rainbow Still Experimenter Krigen
Frame by Frame This is Exile The Land of the Enlightened

Stories of Our Lives

Jim Chuchu

Tweet plaatsen Update plaatsen Update plaatsen

Dutch premiere

Artists’ collective The Nest from Nairobi collected five life stories of LGBTs in Kenya in a courageous and poetic portrait that bears witness to love and recalcitrance. The Kenyan authorities did not appreciate the film’s success at international festivals, including Toronto and Berlin, and arrested one of the producers.

Synopsis

In five short stories entitled ‘Duet’, ‘Run’, ‘Ask Me Nicely (Itisha Poa)’, ‘Each Night I Dream’ and ‘Stop Running Away’, the filmmakers poetically depict the dangers associated with fighting for the rights of gay and lesbian people in modern-day Kenya. Just like in many other African countries, homosexuality is a criminal offence in Kenya.

In a country where being gay is subject to social, cultural and legal oppression, members of the LGBT community are compelled every day to deny their sexual identity in order to survive. One of the producers was arrested, despite the fact that the names of those that contributed to the film are fictitious. He has been released on bail pending trial.

Credits

Kenya 2014, 60 min.

Fiction,

Spoken language: Swahili, English

Subtitles: English

Official website: http://www.storiesofourlives.org

Productions:

Big World Cinema

steven@bigworld.co.za

27214615962

www.bigworld.co.za

Dutch distribution:

Big World Cinema

steven@bigworld.co.za

27214615962

www.bigworld.co.za

World sales:

Big World Cinema

steven@bigworld.co.za

27214615962

www.bigworld.co.za

Tweet plaatsen Update plaatsen Update plaatsen

When & where?

Buy strippenkaart tickets
Questions about ordering? Call 070 - 365 60 30
* Upon payment of your ticket 6 movies for 45 Euros, 6 e-tickets of 0 euros will appear in your account. With this card you can subquently order tickets to 6 movies of your choice.


Human rights
gay & LGBT rights
Search Movies

Site search

Newsletter Festivalpaper
Twitter Facebook Youtube