little white lies: Interview with peter murimi, director of "i am samuel"

I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO INTERVIEW PETER MURIMI, DIRECTOR OF "I AM SAMUEL", A FILM CHRONICLING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TWO YOUNG, POOR, GAY CHRISTIAN MEN, THEIR COMMUNITY, FRIENDS AND FAMILY. FILMED OVER FIVE YEARS, THE FILM GIVES US AN INTIMATE LOOK AT THE DIFFICULTIES OF NAVIGATING AN INTOLERANT SOCIETY AS A QUEER PERSON IN KENYA.

 

"Kenyan couple Samuel and Alex remain committed to each other despite the danger and hardship facing them in Pete Murimi's moving documentary portrait. This is as much a film about Kenya's complex cultural landscape as it is about two young men who must keep their love a secret." - BFI

Click this link to read my review of the film or watch the full interview above