I Am Samuel

Available until June 24 - Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Kenya
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Africa
Black Cultures & Issues
Families & Family Relationships
LGBTQ Cultures & Issues
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Peter Murimi
Producer(s):Toni Kamau
Peter Murimi
Executive Producer(s):Judy Kibinge
Peter Mudamba
Roger Ross Williams
Editor(s):Ricardo Acosta
Phil Jandaly
Writer(s):Peter Murimi
Ricardo Acosta
Cinematography:Peter Murimi
Elijah Kanyi
Sam Soko
Chris King
Composer:Eric Wainaina
Sound:Peter Murimi


Samuel grew up in the countryside in Kenya, within a conservative family who values tradition above all else. Although close to his family, his father, a preacher at the local church, holds ideologies very different from Samuel and continually questions why his son has not married. After moving to the city of Nairobi, Samuel finally finds the freedom and community he has always been searching for, but risks estrangement from his family back home. Facing the greatest dilemma of his lifetime, he must gain the courage to return to his community and reveal his truth to his family. Will Samuel be able to balance two diametrically opposed worlds, or risk losing his parents in order to pursue his own path in life? Heather Haynes

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.

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