DIRECTED BY ANDREW BRUKMAN
FEATURING NATHAN KENNEDY
This 10 x minute documentary is part of More Films for Freedom: three short films exploring LGBTIQ+ stories which were commissioned by the British Council, BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival and BFI NETWORK.
The initiative supported cross-cultural collaborations between UK-based LGBTIQ+ filmmakers and storytellers from countries in Africa and the Middle East.
NEWS & UPDATES
Encounters Film Festival
10 June 2020
We are very proud to be screening as part of South Africa's premiere international documentary festival Encounters where audiences will finally have the chance to watch the film on a big screen and in pop-up events and #virtuallyeverwhere.
From Oppression to Expression
17 October 2020
"In a stellar form of cinematic activism, Brukman explores the secret language of Gayle and follows some of the last ‘queens’ in South Africa’s queer community to speak it."
More Films for Freedom Initiative
14 September 2020
This pilot programme supported creative collaborations exploring LGBTIQ+ themes. The three selected projects showcased a breadth of distinctive filmmaking voices and diverse themes including sexuality and conflict, intergenerational gay culture, migration and family ties.
Nataal Magazine Interview
15 July 2020
Helen Jennings speaks to director Andrew Brukman about making the film: "After hearing rumours about this famously fabulous but almost forgotten language, I stumbled across a video of Nathan doing a skit using Gayle. It was like watching a continuously hilarious rainbow shooting out his mouth and I instantly fell in love!"