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Reluctantly Queer (2016)

Short 8min


This epistolary short film invites us into the unsettling life of a young Ghanaian man struggling to reconcile his love for his mother with his love for same-sex desire amid the increased tensions incited by same-sex politics in Ghana. Focused on a letter that is ultimately filled with hesitation and uncertainty, Reluctantly Queer both disrobes and questions what it means to be queer for this man in this time and space.


En ung homosexuell man från Ghana har slits mellan kärleken till andra män och kärleken till en mor som inte kan acceptera hans sexualitet. Genom brev fyllda av oro och tvekan skildras den unge mannens inre tankar och hans erfarenheter av att vara queer i samtidens Ghana.


Ghana, United States