The Pearl of Africa

The Pearl of Africa
Jonny Vallström
Sweden, Kenya, Thailand, Uganda | 2016 | 74 min.


Category: International Competition

Cleopatra found herself on the front page of the newspaper – but not as a star. She is transgender and lives in Uganda. Although since the days of Winston Churchill this country has been famously called the "Pearl of Africa" for its wealth and the diversity of its nature, social diversity is prospering far less here. LGBT people are lynched by mainstream society and lawmakers want homosexuality to be punishable by death. This widescreen road movie about Cleopatra and her boyfriend Nelson tells the story of a journey to a better future. And Nelson's love and family relationships suggest that this story could have an unexpectedly happy ending.

 

Cleopatra has become an important activist and one of the leaders of the UHAI (which means “life” in Swahili) initiative, which is active in eastern Africa and promotes activism and the rights of sexual minorities. Help overcome stereotypes and support the rights of people from the LGBT community. For example, in CZ join the PROUD initiative promoting equality, recognition, and diversity.

Projection

08. 03. 20:30 Svetozor - Small Hall Czech premiere Debate with guests Tickets
11. 03. 19:00 Lucerna - Large Hall Debate with guests Tickets
12. 03. 17:00 Bio OKO Debate with guests Tickets

Director

Jonny Vallström

Filmography:
Documentary debut

Sales

André Wallström
Rough Studios
unungesslingan 37
76031 Edsbro
Sweden

e-mail: andre@roughstudios.com

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