Botswana Ub-Legabi

Season 5 Episode 28


Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:00pm

“Its not really a choice, to be gay. It’s you expressing your inner self, your feelings in every way and not being limited”

“….sometimes we try to force people to accept what is happening…..for them its difficult as well, first other members of the family are going to talk…from there its society, from the society it’s the law of the country itself and the world”

“I saw myself being like this and I wanted to destroy this inner me, but I failed… and I don’t want to do that, I want to live life on this earth just like everyone else”

In this episode, members of LGBTI society, UB-LEGABI addresses the initial difficulty of accepting themselves and being themselves in a society that fundamentally rejects them. They talk about the importance of self-acceptance in the face of pressures to conform to traditional standards.  An inspiring talk on the importance of staying true to who you are.

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Film Credits

Directed by: Elaine Maan/ Richard Mills

Produced by: Street Talk Stories and STEPS

Producers: Marianne Gysae and Elaine Maan

Researcher: Gasegale Sengwaketse

Camera: Richard Mills

Sound: Puso Jacob Ramagapu

Editor: Richard Mills

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