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Alternative Kinship

OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Achiro Patricia Olwoch and Mark Lutta

No Romo is a short film about questioning the ways in which we perform romantic love in society and the many shapes that love can take. Baby Girl tells the story of Jessica, a first-year university student who suffers an emotional breakdown following the discovery that she was born intersex. Yet when Jessica meets the free-spirited Sally, she realizes that she can be herself and still find true acceptance. Polyamorous Family documents a poly family containing black, white, Chinese, and Indian members, exploring relationships, globalization, and sexuality. In Plain Sight documents how an LGBTQ+ community functions in Uganda, as the filmmaker shares an insight into the dynamics of life in a country where being gay is considered unlawful and immoral.

No Romo
Elliot Blue, Germany 2021, 15 min.

Baby Girl 
Selasie Djameh, Ghana 2019, 24 min.

Polyamorous Family
He Xiaopei, China 2010, 26 min.

In Plain Sight
Achiro P. Olwoch, Uganda 2019, 17 min.

Mark Lutta is from Jinja, Eastern Uganda. He recently graduated with a BA at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. He worked with Achiro Media House (AMH) and Lillian Kelle Productions, an organization focused on content that brings awareness to Child Sexual Abuse. He was an assistant coordinator at the Kampala International Theatre Festival. Mark currently lives in Cologne.

Achiro Patricia Olwoch hails from Gulu, in Northern Uganda. She is an award winning writer, director and producer. After winning numerous for her ‘Coffee shop TV’ series as creator and writer and ‘Yat Madit’ as head writer, and her short films: ‘The Surrogate’, ‘The Mineral Basket’, ‘Maraya Ni’. She is presently in post working on a feature documentary ‘My Prison Diary’ due for release in 2021 and she has two feature scripts ‘The General’s Amnesty’ and ‘The Surrogate’ in development. She has mentored a couple of emerging writers in the performing arts during annual residential workshops by the Kampala International Theatre Festival for the past two years. More about Achiro and her works can be found on her website.