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Special Screening: Code of fear

In cooperation with Amnesty International e.V. / Queer Amnesty

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Wednesday,  19.06.2024
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20:00
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delphi LUX
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OmU, SV

On June 19, Delphi LUX invites to a special screening of the film Code of Fear. The documentary sheds light on the very precarious living situation of queer people in Cameroon. At the same time, it shows Cameroonian-born director Appolain Siewe's personal reflection on his homophobic upbringing, the causes of which can also be found in German colonial history. The lawyer and human rights activist Alice Nkom will be present as a guest from Cameroon; she received the Human Rights Award from the German section of Amnesty International e.V. in 2014 for her commitment to the rights of queer people in particular. Following the film, Alice Nkom, the director and members of Amnesty International will be available for a discussion.

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In 2013, the young journalist and LGBTQ+ activist Eric Lembembe was murdered in Cameroon. He was tortured and beaten to death because he was gay. Shocked by this gruesome murder in his home country, filmmaker Appolain Siewe sets off for Cameroon to find out more about the situation of LGBTQ people there. He soon realizes that Lembembe's murder is no isolated case. Why is homophobia so firmly anchored in Cameroon society? What role does colonization have to play in this?
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