It is still illegal to be gay in 70 countries, including Kenya, where though being gay in itself is not a crime, engaging in gay sex can lead to a year jail term - described in a piece of law enacted by British colonials as "carnal knowledge against the laws of nature". A stark fact that makes the bravery of Pete Murimi's documentary all the more apparent as it follows young gay Kenyan Samuel over a number of years as he talks about the "love of his life" Alex. The pair of them live in Nairobi and in early, brutal footage of one of their friends being beaten in the street, Murimi makes it clear that it isn't just the legal system that is homophobic. While never understating the joy that the pair have found as a couple, Murimi goes on to paint a picture of not only the difficult societal backdrop that they are up against but also of fractured family life. Alex relates how his father went so far as to try to get him beaten up when he came out, and Samuel also faces problems at his family's home in Western Kenya.
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