I am Samuel + Short Event

Pete Murimi | Kenya 2020 | 1h8m | Swahili, English | 15

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I am Samuel + Short

Included Films


Samuel grew up in the Kenyan countryside, where tradition is valued above all else. He is close to his mother but his father, a local pastor, doesn’t understand why he isn’t married yet. After moving to Kenya's capital in search of work and a new life, Samuel falls in love with Alex and finds community and belonging. Their love thrives despite the fact that Kenyan laws criminalise anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+. Despite threats of violence and rejection, Samuel and Alex move between their co-existing worlds, hoping to win acceptance in both.

Content warning: Contains scenes of violence and discrimination. 

The film is accompanied by short film Kenyan, Christian, Queer.

Director Pete Murimi and Aiwan Obinyan (director of Kenyan, Christian, Queer) will take part in a live Panel Discussion on Sunday 8 November at 3:30pm.