Stories Of Our Lives
Exquisitely shot and with a music score by Jim Chuchu of the Nairobi-based Nest Collective, Stories Of Our Lives compiles hundreds of as-yet-untold narratives from those in Kenya identifying as LGBTQI+, into one stunning and confronting cinematic experience. It’s a harsh environment, often sad and involving struggle, but one where there is also hope, pride, joy, endurance and survival. As Q-Zine observed in a recent issue featuring Stories Of Our Lives: Love Can Be A Revolutionary Practice.
“The most common question we are getting from Kenyans in Kenya on our phones, inboxes and in conversations is “can we watch the film privately/at night/via BitTorrent/on YouTube/with the lights down low/under the bed/on mute etc.?” or, “Can you guys give us the film on a flash drive or leave it on the street, in a bar, at my church, somewhere for us to find”?
Stories Of Our Lives has not screened in its homeland due to strict classification laws. Its executive producer, George Gachara was arrested late 2014 and faces a hefty fine or imprisonment. Here in Australia we enjoy the freedom to see it – and doing so is a small, but meaningful act of solidarity with those whose stories it tells.
STORIES OF OUR LIVES
6.30 PM WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH 2015
TICKETS: SOLD OUT
CO-PRESENTED BY GROOVESCOOTER + EASTSIDE RADIO
for QUEER SCREEN’s 2015 MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL