Born This Way (Cameroon)Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Born This Way (Cameroon) hosted by award-winning writer and activist Unoma Azuah (Nigeria), who will present her talk entitled Visual Activism for African LGBT activists: A look at the documentary Born This Way after the screening.
There are more arrests for homosexuality in Cameroon than any other country in the world. With intimate access to the lives of four young gay Cameroonians, Born This Way steps outside the genre of activist filmmaking and offers a vivid and poetic portrait of day-to-day life in modern Africa. Lyrical imagery, devastating homophobia, the influence of western culture and a hidden-camera courtroom drama mysteriously coalesce into a story of what is possible in the global fight for equality.
Unoma Azuah is an award winning writer whose research and activism focus on LGBT writing in Nigerian Literature. She teaches writing at the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL. Recently, Unoma concluded a book project on the lives of queer Nigerians entitled Blessed Body: secret lives of LGBT Nigerians.