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Stories of Our Lives
- Jim Chuchu (The Nest)
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.
- 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
- BIG WORLD CINEMA
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.
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.