Event Date and time: November 5 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Event website: The Pearl of Africa – FILM AFRICA 2016
Event cost: £11
Cleopatra Kambugu’s humour and warmth belie her circumstance. As a transgender woman living in Uganda, everyday life is tough. Uganda is a country blessed with beauty and biodiversity, yet the diversity of its people is shunned by many. This is typified by a notorious bill threatening life imprisonment for homosexuality. When she is outed on the front page of Kampala’s main tabloid, Cleopatra is forced to flee with long-term boyfriend Nelson. We follow Cleopatra and Nelson as they leave their homeland and journey into the unknown, and witness the strain that prejudice puts on their relationship. At its heart a universal love story, this is also an incredibly uplifting and personal account of courage and hope.
Screening with short
Focused on a letter that is ultimately filled with hesitation and uncertainty, Reluctantly Queer both disrobes and questions what it means to be queer for this man in this time and space.
The screening will be followed by intimate reflections on personal journeys from the African diaspora LGBTQ community.