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The Pearl of Africa: Interview with Jonny von Wallstrom

Currently, 79 countries around the world criminalise homosexuality. Uganda is one of the worst countries to be LGBTI, and the Anti-Homosexuality Act of 2014 introduced the death penalty for those whoa re gay. While the act has since been dropped due to procedural grounds, the effects have been heavily felt throughout Uganda.

The documentary The Pearl of Africa follows the story of 28-year-old transgender Ugandan Cleopatra Kambugu. She was biologically born a man, but already in her early years began wearing female clothes and identifying as . . .

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.