I am Samuel (DOUBLON)

  • I am Samuel (DOUBLON)
Genre : Biography
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2021
Format : Feature
Running time : 70 (in minutes)

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.

A film by Peter MURIMI

starring SAMUEL, ALEX, SIPPY

Kenya, 2021, Documentary - 1h 10m

Director
Peter MURIMI

Language: Swahili
Country: Kenya


2021 / 42nd DIFF - Durban International Film festival - DURBAN, South Africa - From 22 July-1 August 2021.
* Selection
www.durbanfilmfest.com/film/i-am-samuel/

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  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • PACIFIC ARTS ALLIANCE
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  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
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  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
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