I am Samuel

  • I Am Samuel [Je suis Samuel]
Genre : Drama
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2020
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 70 (in minutes)
https://www.watchiamsamuel.org/

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 Asilikwa, ALEX, SIPPY

Kenya, 2020, Documentary - 1h 10m



Countries of origin: Kenya / Canada / United Kingdom / United States
Languages: Swahili/English/Luhya
Subtitles: English
Filming locations: Kenya
Type: Documentary
Tags: #IamSamuel #queerlove #family & #acceptance

Produced by
Toni Kamau... producer
Peter Murimi... producer
Andy Glynne... co-producer
Anita Norfolk... development producer

Directed by Peter Murimi
Writers: Peter Murimi, Ricardo Acosta
Music by Eric Wainaina
Film Editing by Ricardo Acosta, Phil Jandaly, Sotira Kyriacou
Sound editor: Jack Wensley
Re-recording mixer: Ben Baird

Production companies
We Are Not the Machine (Kenya) | www.wearenotthemachine.com
Mosaic Films (UK) | www.mosaicfilms.com/film-and-tv/i-am-samuel

Distributor:
Bohemia Media (2020) (World-wide) (video) (VOD)

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

2020 / BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2020.
* Selection

Articles

2 files

Partners

  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • PACIFIC ARTS ALLIANCE
  • FURTHER ARTS
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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