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NFB Film Screening: Someone Like me

In Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams’ feature documentary Someone Like Me, Drake, a young gay man from Uganda, leaves behind everything he knows to attain the universal freedoms everyone deserves: to be who he is and love whomever he chooses without fear of discrimination, persecution, or violence. A group of queer strangers unite to resettle Drake in Vancouver, but they are tasked with a year-long commitment to someone they’ve never met, and struggle with the challenging conditions of this support. Together, Drake and his sponsors embark on an emotional journey in search of personal freedom, revealing how in a world where one must constantly fight for the right to exist, survival itself becomes a victory.

Sean Horlor & Steve J. Adams
2021 | 80 min | English with English subtitles

Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada