The documentary tells the story of Samuel and Alex, a gay couple in Kenya, over five years
The Kenyan film authority has banned a documentary film about LGBTQ Kenyans from being shown, saying it promotes values that go against the country’s culture.
I Am Samuel was shot over five years and tells the story of Samuel who lives and works in Nairobi, and his partner, Alex. It also explores Samuel’s relationship with his parents, traditional farmers who are keen for him to get married and settle down.
The Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) said on Thursday (23 September) that the film was being banned due to a “clear and deliberate attempt to promote same-sex marriage agenda as an acceptable way of life.”