Doc Lounge Volda
Past27/22017

The Pearl of Africa

WELCOME TO DOC LOUNGE VOLDA FEBRUARY 27th!

This night we will screen the documentary Pearl of Africa, a film about love, hate and being transgender. Doors open at 19.30 and the films starts at 20.00. See you!

ABOUT THE FILM

The Pearl of Africa
Jonny von Wallström, 92 min, Sweden/Uganda/Kenya/Thailand

The Pearl of Africa is a story about Cleopatra Kambugu, a 28 year old Ugandan transgender girl. Biologically born male, but against all odds, transitioning into the woman she knows she was born to be. An intimate fight for love, in one of the most transphobic places in the world. Forced to leave her country and loving boyfriend behind. She sets out to fight for her right to love, and against all odds, to become the first accepted trans person in Uganda.