Stories of Our Lives is an Intimate, Masterly Portrayal of Kenya's LGBT Community

September 22, 2014 9:22 PM

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Stories of Our Lives is an Intimate, Masterly Portrayal of Kenya's LGBT Community

The poet Audre Lorde once said, "When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak."

This act of voicing one's truth in the face of tremendous hostility is precisely what the filmmakers behind one of the most poetic and masterly cinematic depictions of queer life have done. Said filmmakers, Jim Chuchu, Njoki Ngumi and George Gachara of Nairobi-based arts collective The Nest, set the...

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