Stories of Our Lives

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    Stories of Our Lives

    Directed by

    • Jim Chuchu (The Nest)

    Kenya

    2014

    60 min

    • English
    • Swahili

    Documentary

    Stories of Our Lives began as an archive of testimonials from Kenyan persons who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex assembled by a small Nairobi-based multidisciplinary arts collective. So compelling were these stories that the ten-member association of artists, social workers and entrepreneurs was inspired to adapt some of them into short films. Working on a shoestring budget with one small video camera, two LED lights, a portable digital recorder, a shotgun mic, and relentless courage and enthusiasm, the cast and crew shot, edited, and mixed five shorts over eight months to create this remarkable anthology film.

    Awards

    • Teddy Jury Award - Berlin IFF
    • Honorable Mention (Outstanding First Feature) - Frameline San Francisco LGBTQ IFF
    • Special Programming Award - Outfest Los Angeles LGBT FF
    • Audience Award for Best International Film - Mix Brasil

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Anonymous
    Screenplay
    Anonymous
    Cinematography
    Anonymous
    Editing
    Anonymous
    Music
    Anonymous
    Production
    BIG WORLD CINEMA

    Press

    This isn’t a movie about “Africa’s homophobia problem” that we’ve seen before. This is a beautiful little film about love, about humanity, about one of the many facets of what it means to be African.

    Zeba Blay, Indiewire

    A mesmeric and immersive experience... of what it means to fall in love, what it means to explore one's identity and, ultimately, what it means to be human.

    Diriye Osman, Huffington Post