Samuel was born and raised on a farm in rural Kenya. Moving to its capital, Nairobi, he meets and falls in love with Alex. Samuel’s father, a preacher at his local village church a few miles from the capital, expects his son to marry and looks forward to the day when he brings home a daughter-in-law. While Alex and Samuel’s love for each other thrives, they remain constantly aware of the shadows of violence creeping around them. After all, under the Kenyan constitution’s penal code, introduced by the British some 100 years ago, homosexual acts carry a 14-year prison sentence. Director Pete Murimi’s nuanced drama is a moving portrait of two Kenyan men balancing the pressures of family loyalty, love and a lifelong quest of acceptance.

Keith Shiri

Content warning: this film contains scenes of homophobic violence.

Prod Co We are not the machine Ltd

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