I am Samuel (2021)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 10m

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.

Cast

SAMUEL, ALEX, SIPPY

Director

PETE MURIMI

Language

Swahili

Country

Kenya