The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned a gay documentary film titled ‘I am Samuel’ for shaming Christianity and African culture.
According to statements by Christopher Wamba, the chairman of the Kenya Film Classification Board, the film sought to spread conflict with the constitution, culture values, and conventions of the Kenyan people.
“Worse still, the production is demeaning of Christianity as two gay men in the film purport to conduct a religious marriage invoking the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,” Wamba stated as he tagged the film blasphemous.
The new ban will officially make it impossible for the film to be screened in Kenyan cinemas.
The movie tells a story of an intimate relationship between Samuel and his partner, Alex. Somewhere in the story Samuel had to ensure that his bond with his partner remained unbroken in a country that criminalizes same-s3x relationship.
The homosexual documentary film was released in 2020 and was directed by Peter Murime.