Sidney & Friends

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Sidney & Friends

Directed by Tristan Aitchison | Kenya, Scotland | 75 min | Swahili, English with English Subtitles
A moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and power of community, this documentary follows Sidney, who is intersex, after he flees his violent home and heads to Nairobi, where he befriends a group of transgender people fighting discrimination. An honest exploration of gender, friendship, and love, their narratives — painful and endearing — paint a heartfelt portrait of the human condition and what it means to live and fight at the margins of an anti-LGBTQI+ Kenyan society.

 

Preceded by: October (Dir. Maegan Mann, USA, 9 min)
Dembe struggles against Ugandan attitudes towards gender, identity, and culture.
Cherish (Dir. Terrance Daye, USA, 6 min)
In the rural south, a black boy tries to fly.