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Stories of Our Lives

Stories of Our Lives

In 2013, a Kenyan collective called the Nest began recording and collecting testimonies of people in the country identifying as LGBT. After several months of touring the country and collecting hundreds of vivid, compelling stories, the Nest decided to turn some of these stories into films. Part human drama, part political protest, part visual poem, Stories of Our Lives is an unforgettable anthology of five short films that characterise the queer experience in Kenya.


Stories of Our Lives


Jim Chuchu

Year of Release:



Kenya, South Africa


English and French, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Narrative Feature


62 minutes




Wed 23 Sept, 6.30pm, MovieTowne POS
Thu 24 Sept, 1.30pm, UWI
Mon 28 Sept, 1.00pm, MovieTowne POS

Caribbean Premiere

About the Director(s):

Jim Chuchu

Jim Chuchu

Jim Chuchu is a Kenyan film director, photographer, singer-songwriter and visual artist. In addition to writing and directing Stories of Our Lives, he is the writer and director of several short fiction films, the latest of which is To Catch a Dream (2015).

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