For Who We Are (Trailer 2017)

By Clément Morin –

“We are free, but live as prisoners.”

Being LGBT in Rwanda is not against the law, though it remains a highly taboo topic. Like in most African countries, lesbians, gays and transgenders are doomed to hide in the shadows of society. You are not accepted, not protected and can arbitrarily be mistreated or imprisoned.

”Homosexuality goes against the Rwandan cultural norms and morals. Homosexuality is harmful for society since it does not engender reproduction, thus threatens the survival of society” (The New Times, Rwanda).

This is the story of three refugees living in Kigali, fighting for their rights to be accepted for who they are.

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