WATCH: Nigeria's First Gay-Themed Feature FIlm Is Here
African gay films are stepping into the spotlight.
Recently, Wanuri Kahiu’s Kenyan lesbian film 'Rafiki', became the first Kenyan film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and before then, South African coming-of-age gay-themed film 'Inxeba' (The Wound) started streaming on Netflix.
Now Nigeria has officially joined the fray and will be releasing a gay-themed feature film titled 'We Don't Live Here Anymore'
The film is a project of the Initiative For Equal Rights (TIERs), a Nigerian-based NGO that fights for the human rights of sexual minorities (LGBTQ community) nationally and regionally.
The organization which has produced same-sex themed short films like Hell or High Water and web drama series Everything In Between, just released the trailer of the forthcoming feature film.
The film is written by Nigerian transgender filmmaker Noni Salma, and directed by Tope Oshin, whose directing credits have appeared on the romantic drama 'Fifty', and pan-African TV series 'Shuga'.
'We Don't Live Here Anymore' is a story about two secondary school boys who fall in love and have to deal with society’s non-acceptance.
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Chidi (Temidayo Akinboro) and Tolu (Francis Sule) are the homosexual teenagers, while Nollywood actress, Funlola Aofiyebi plays Tolu’s mother who is aware of her son’s sexuality.
“The society doesn’t forgive people like you,” she tells Tolu in a frustrated voice in the trailer.
Other stars in the film include Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Katherine Obiang, Kunle Dada, Chris Iheuwa and Abiodun Aleja.
Watch the trailer below: