'Getting Out': a film by the Refugee Law Project in collaboration with the Ugandan Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights & Constitutional Law
Little Theatre Cinema, Bath
Mon 23rd May, 8.20
0871 902 5735
For many LGBTI Africans, coming out to family and friends at home is not even an option. Before they can come out, they have first to get out. This means not only finding means to escape the political forces promoting homophobia at home, but also dealing with the hypocrisies and failings of asylum systems the world over. Through the true stories of five individuals, Getting Out explores just what it takes....
Val, an openly lesbian activist in Uganda , is torn between her activism and her partner, who can't come back to Uganda
Leon, a male sex worker surviving on the streets of Kampala, must find a way to explain his extremely dangerous situation - despite never having discussed his sexuality with anybody
Tatenda, a transgender woman from Zimbabwe, and stuck for nearly two years in Cape Town, South Africa without refugee status, finds her gender journey further delayed by obstacles in the asylum process.
John, after living in the UK for six years, is brutally deported back to Uganda by an unsympathetic British Government, and loses his job, home, family and relationship.
Florence, having barely escaped the police in her home country, and arrived with no passport in the UK, was given fifty pounds by her human trafficker and told she was 'on her own'.
"Getting Out" is produced by the Refugee Law Project (www.refugeelawproject.org ) with financial support from the Open Society Initiative, in collaboration with the Ugandan Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights & Constitutional Law (www.ugandans4rights.org) and is directed by Daniel Neumann, director of the award-winning documentary "Gender Against Men" (2009)