"Peter Murimi’s film vividly conveys resilience, contrasting the intimacy of a brave couple with the brutality of prejudice." The Guardian
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Samuel grew up in the Kenyan countryside, where tradition is valued above all else. 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 criminalize 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. Director Peter Murimi's film is an intimate, and incredibly touching, portrait of a man torn between balancing duty to his family, while remaining true to himself and his dreams for his future.
Kenya, Canada, United Kingdom, United States - 2020 - 1h 10m
Directed By: Peter Murimi
Written By: Peter Murimi, Ricardo Acosta