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Reluctantly Queer

Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2016

This epistolary film invites us into the unsettling life of a young Ghanaian man struggling to reconcile his love for his mother with his love for the 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 uncertainity, Reluctantly Queer both disrobes and questions what it means to be queer for this time in this space.

A film produced and directed by Akosua Adoma Owusu (Obibini Pictures, LLC) Ghana / USA, 2016, short, 8 min, English with Kwame Edwin Otu 2016 | 66th Berlinale, Germany

* Selection - Berlinale Shorts www.berlinale.de/en/programm/berlinale_programm/datenblatt.php?film_id=201605738#tab=video25

*Selection - International Film Festival Rotterdam https://iffr.com/nl/2017/films/reluctantly-queer

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