Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
English / Swahili (English subtitles)
Kena and Ziki, two college students awaiting their exam results, don’t want to fall into the traditions assigned to women in their conservative community, and cannot wait to explore the world and pursue their chosen careers. Although both their fathers are competing against one another in Nairobi’s local elections the two are drawn to each other and quickly fall in love. However, with homosexuality being illegal in Kenya and the two young women fearing rejection from the families, they face the struggle of choosing between safety and their relationship. Set against a wonderful backdrop of colourful settings and costumes, with a complex and empathetic script, this is a vital story that deals with a wide variety of themes such as growing up, community and LGBTQ+ representation.
A film guide that looks at Rafiki (2018), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
South African drama about a gay man returning to his father’s village to embark on an ancient cultural practice designed to turn teenagers into men.
14+ years 88 mins
A series of youth-centred stories about LGBTQ+ experiences in the UK and around the world created in partnership with distributor Peccadillo Pictures.
14+ years 92 mins
Coming-of-age drama focusing on a young black man growing up in a poverty-stricken Miami neighbourhood where he struggles to fit in.
14+ years 111 mins
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Look back on Pride month with young people with this selection of fantastic LGBTQ+ films that you can stream at home, many of which have accompanying resources.
Reading time 7 mins
LGBT romance Rafiki becomes the first of its kind in Kenya whilst Mary Poppins Returns leads this week's DVD Releases
Reading time 2 mins
LGBTQ+ cinema is an important, necessary tool for young people to see themselves represented on screen, as well as learning about acceptance and empathy.
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