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Nigerian gay-themed film will explore homophobia’s impact

Gay Nigerians are excitedly anticipating the release of a new Nigerian gay-themed film that will explore the impact of homophobia and other issues that are crucial to the LGBTQ+ community.


From the African Human Rights Media Network


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By Mike Daemon

Promotional poster for the film "Broken Rainbow".
Promotional poster for the film “Broken Rainbow”.

The film “Broken Rainbow” which is produced by HUG Media, a Nigerian indie-film-making outfit, will address family rejection, depression, HIV stigmatization, suicide, and homophobia — crucial issues affecting the gay community.

The film is written, produced, and directed by Godwin Harrison, a Nigerian filmmaker who is passionate about making queer-themed films.

Aside from the poster and a few details shared by Evander Bright, a social media influencer and blogger, little about the film has been revealed. However, judging by the many positive comments on his post, many queer Nigerians seem to be excited as they anticipate the release of the film.

The film will be made accessible for free on the company’s official YouTube channel when it’s finally released.

In the recent past, HUG Media produced and released a gay-themed Nigerian short film that aimed to show the impact of anti-gay blackmail but disappointingly failed to do justice to the issue.

However, with this film the community is anticipating a much-improved effort.

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Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at info@76crimes.com. Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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