The Pearl of Africa Trailer (2016)

Trailer for The Pearl of Africa.

From her warm demeanour and disarming smile, you wouldn't know how dangerous life is for Cleopatra Kambugu, a young transwoman living in Uganda. After being outed on the front page of the biggest tabloid in Kampala, in a country with some of the world's most bigoted anti-LGBT laws (including a notorious bill threatening life imprisonment for homosexuality), her relationship with long-term boyfriend Nelson is tested. Forced to flee to Kenya to escape reprisals, Cleo begins the process of navigating a difficult bureaucracy to reconcile with her partner. Along the way, she seeks to undergo gender confirmation surgery, which she hopes may be a final step in her journey towards being married in her home country. A moving and universal love story, told in the face of extreme circumstances, this documentary reveals often unsaid and inexpressible facets of the human heart.

Duration
1 min 18 sec

Views
1,105

Posted On
April 02, 2016
Director
Jonny von Wallström

Writer
Jonny von Wallström

Studio
Independent

Release
April 28, 2016
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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