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Five independent fictions converge in a theme that is common to all of them: the social and legal condemnation suffered in Kenya by individuals whose sexuality doesn’t fit with the normative heterosexual model. Based on anonymous testimonies by Kenyan LGBTIQ people, and almost as a manifesto in favor of sexual freedom, Stories of Our Lives portrays love and sex scenes between gays and lesbians with such sincerity that it avoids resorting to any kind of pedagogic discourse –this way, it recreates intimate, everyday situations from people that, due to their choices, are systematically persecuted by their families, by society and by the State. The feature directed by Jim Chuchu, with striking black and white photography saturated to the extreme –maybe as a metaphor for the violence its main characters suffer–, poetically explores the diverse ways of loving that, in circumstances such as these, are transmuted into acts of resistance and rebellion against the oppression of majorities. AD

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Sunday 19 - 21:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 2
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Friday 24 - 16:00 h
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Spanish title: Historias de nuestras vidas
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: B&N
Minutes: 60
Seconds: 0

Team:

D: Jim Chuchu

G: Jim Chuchu, Njoki Ngumi

F, E: Dan Muchina, Jim Chuchu

DA: Sunny Dolat

S: George Aloo, Noel Kasyoka

P: Wangechi Ngugi

PE: George Gachara, Steven Markovitz

CP: The Nest, Big World Cinema


Cast:

Kelly Gichohi, Paul Ogala, Tim Mutungi, Mugambi Nthiga, Rose Njenga


Contact:

Big World Cinema. Steven Markovitz
T +27 83 261 1044 E steven@bigworld.co.za
W bigworld.co.za - storiesofourlives.org TW @thisisthenest


Jim Chuchu Kenia

A visual artist, filmmaker and musician, he was born in Nairobi, Kenya, where he’s the co-founder and creative director of The Nest, a multi-discipline art area. His first short film Homecoming (2013) was screened in Toronto, Rotterdam and Locarno, among other festivals. Stories of Our Lives is his first feature-length film.



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