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BORN THIS WAY
July 27, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Like everywhere else in the world, gays and lesbians in Cameroon seek refuge in the city. The two young gay men in this film are crazy about Rihanna and Lady Gaga, who has been a gay icon since her hit song ‘Born this way.’ But the tolerance Lady Gaga sings about is just a dream for them. In their country, homosexual relations are subject to punishment of up to five years in prison, and it is almost impossible to come out to your own family. BORN THIS WAY describes both the impossible and the possible, and is a revealing portrait of the underground gay and lesbian community in Cameroon, a country that despite being intensely homophobic, is in transition toward greater acceptance.