Winner of Best Documentary at Outfest Los Angeles 2013, Born This Way is an unsettling but poignant depiction of the underground gay and lesbian community in the West African country of Cameroon.
With some of the world’s harshest laws against homosexuality, life in Cameroon for gays and lesbians can be a daily struggle. Shot guerilla style, and set largely in and around a centre for the local LGBT community, we meet an array of young gay men, lesbians, and those helping them to live their lives with dignity and justice. Gertrude struggles to come out to the Catholic nun who helped raise her; the flamboyant Cedric is forced to move house when he is attacked; Alice is a prominent lawyer who defends LGBT clients.
Both heart-wrenching and heart-warming, this moving documentary is an intensely personal insight into day-to-day life for some in modern Africa.
“Born this Way is an enlightening and touching look at how ignorance and homophobia harm people’s lives everywhere.” – Sound On Site
DIRECOTRS: Shaun Kadlec & Deb Tullmann
LANGUAGE: French, English
THIS FILM IS SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+
Dates & Times:
4:30pm, Saturday 5 April
Adult $20, Queer Screen Member $17*
*Transaction fees may apply