I am Samuel + Short 2020

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

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Saturday 7th November 2020

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I am Samuel + Short


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.

Included Films

Watch Live

Saturday 7th November 2020 / 7pm / Online

How AIM 2020 works

Films will be available to watch for 48 hours from the Watch Live date and time.

Discussions and Masterclasses will be streamed live to our Facebook page on the Watch Live date and time.

Workshops are closed and require registration.

For full ticketing information click here.

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