Thursday, May 7, 2015
Created by the members of The NEST Collective, a Nairobi-based arts collaborative, this anthology of five short films dramatizes true stories of LGBT life in Kenya.
Celine Gilbert, Tanzania, 2000, digital projection, 30m
Swahili with English subtitles
In the tranquil setting of a small fishing community in the east coast of Zanzibar, a fire is raging in the hearts of three young individuals, and the entire community feels the heat. Surrender tells the story of Amri, a man trapped between the traditional role of the family man his father expects him to fulfill and his personal desire for Mashua, a local fisherman.