Drake stands against a rainbow wall in a still from 'Someone Like Me' (2021)
Someone Like Me (2021) NFB of Canada

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Someone Like Me

Sean Horlor, Steve J. Adams | Canada | | Unclassified (15+)
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Set against the approaching COVID-19 pandemic, Sean Horlor's and Steve J. Adams' documentary explores the struggles a gay Ugandan asylum seeker faces as a new resident in a constantly changing cultural landscape.

In the later months of 2019, a Canadian based organisation agree on re-settling Drake, a gay Ugandan in the city of Vancouver. The group, made up of queer strangers, decides to pursue the enormous task in an effort to help him through the network of Rainbow Refugee – whose sole mission is to assist LGBTQIA individuals seeking asylum. As the group's personal differences on the process and the massive cultural shift of Drake finding his feet begin to run parallel, the global pandemic starts to creep in causing more tension and drama than anyone could have anticipated. This intimate and very personal documentary, directed by Steve J. Adams and Sean Horlor, is a moving and delicate look at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Queer lives – and the struggles that Drake faces being a new resident in a constantly changing cultural landscape.

Format: DCP
Language: English, Luganda, Runyankole, Swahili with English subtitles
Courtesy: NFB of Canada
Duration: 80 mins

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Duration

80 mins

Rating

Unclassified (15+)

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