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Stories of Our Lives

14 November 2015 | 3:20pm - 5:30pm

Belmont Filmhouse
49 Belmont Street
Aberdeen, AB10 1JS United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: Stories Of Our Lives

Director: Jim Chuchu | Countries of production: Kenya, South Africa | Year: 2014 | Length: 60 min
Language: English, Swahili with English subtitles | Age: 15+ years

Despite being banned in its native Kenya, this vital montage of poetic black-and-white short films by art collective The NEST offers a deeply humane look at the challenges facing LGBT men and women in many parts of Africa.

Addressing topics such as the search for identity and self-determination, enforced heterosexualisation and the struggle for acceptance, their subjects have one thing in common: they all describe the need for love, and their fear of fulfilling this love openly.

Time and again, their fears prompt the question: it is better to hide away, resign oneself to the situation and leave the country, or stay and fight openly for diversity? The members of The NEST have opted for the latter and are determined to continue their struggle for recognition.



Beyond the Screen

The screening will be preceded by Take One Action’s inaugural, 30-min programme of award-winning short films spurring  grassroots social action.

Tickets on sale via Belmont Filmhouse from Tues Oct 20

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