INTERVIEW: Peter Murimi Talks Masculinity, Mental Health & ‘I Am Samuel’ (2020)

March 29, 2021

INTERVIEW: Peter Murimi Talks Masculinity, Mental Health & ‘I Am Samuel’ (2020)

March 29, 2021

A seasoned documentarian whose work sheds lights on some of the most troubling social issues of our time, Peter Murimi’s latest I Am Samuel is an eye-opening, uplifting, intimate window into one gay man’s life in Kenya, and how he balances the expectations of his family with being his true self. Not shown in Kenya just yet, the film has been brought to UK audiences, screening at 2020’s London Film Festival and this year’s BFI Flare. Speaking to us at LFF last October, director Murimi talks about the years-long filmmaking process, what his hopes are for I Am Samuel, and what compels him to spotlight such challenging stories. 

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