Kalamata ShortDocs

Creative Documentary Center
The film is available for a certain number of online screenings during the festival.

I am Samuel

Samuel grew up in the Kenyan countryside, where tradition is valued above all else. He is close to his mother but his father, a local pastor, doesn’t understand why he isn’t married yet. After moving to Kenya's capital in search of work and a new life, Samuel falls in love with Alex and finds community and belonging. Their love thrives despite the fact that Kenyan laws criminalize anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+. Despite threats of violence and rejection, Samuel and Alex  move between their co-existing worlds, hoping to win acceptance in both.

  • Writers: Ricardo Acosta
  • Producers: Toni Kamau, Pete Murimi
  • Cinematographer / DOP: Pete Murimi
  • Editor: Ricardo Acosta, Phil Jandaly


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