65th Cork International Film Festival

I Still Breathe & I Am Samuel

Expired November 15, 2020 11:59 PM
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Samuel is a young gay man in Kenya, navigating a caring-yet-tenuous relationship with his traditional parents (who can’t understand why he has yet to marry), and a blossoming new romance. Combining the harsh realities of social discrimination and criminalisation of homosexuality with a simple story of falling in love and negotiating familial woes, I am Samuel is a warm, honest and compassion depiction of LGBTQ+ people in Kenya.


(Copy written by Roisin Geraghty)


Presented in association with the French Embassy in Ireland in resonance with the upcoming Africa 2020 season in France.


Accompanied by 'I Still Breathe' (25 mins), about the impact of George Floyd's killing. This film is a statement of hope for all of us.



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  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    70 + 25
  • Language
    Swahili
  • Country
    Kenya, Canada, United Kingdon, USA
  • Note
    Subtitled
  • Director
    Peter Murimi
  • Screenwriter
    Pete Murimi, Ricardo Acosta
  • Producer
    Toni Kamau
  • Cinematographer
    Pete Murimi
  • Editor
    Phil Jandaly, Ricardo Acosta
  • Composer
    Eric Wainaina