Dir. Bram Vergeer
2007 26 min. Kenya/Netherlands

Borders do not bound homosexuality, this is a fact of life that every community has to deal with. Kenya’s rapidly modernizing society is still heavily influenced by tribal, religious and neo-colonial values and practicing homosexuality is punishable with 7 years imprisonment.

"7 Years" explores the realites and history of this punishment and provides a glimpse into how gays and lesbians manage to live in this hostile environment. Finding a job, family relationships, going out and sex are daily issues Kenyan gays and lesbians must work through. From a pastor to a male sex worker, "7 Years" gives a voice to a group of people who are accustomed to keeping quiet.


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