The Miami Jewish Film Festival, O Cinema, and MiFo LGBT Film Festivals proudly present; The Florida Premiere of Stories of Our Lives

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The Miami Jewish Film Festival, O Cinema, and MiFo LGBT Film Festivals proudly present;
 The Florida Premiere of Stories of Our Lives

on Thursday, June 25

at 7pm at

O Cinema Miami Beach.

500 71st Street, Miami Beach

This is a free screening for our members to help share the stories of our community. We have only 40 seats available, please RSVP to Paul Smith at

This special event will be hosted by Elizabeth Schwartz, one of Miami’s best known advocates for the legal rights of the LGBT community.

Following the screening there will also be a skype Q & A with director: Jim Chuchu

Stories picture
a film by Jim Chuchu
Kenya-South Africa | 60 minutes | 2015 | Trailer
Swahili and English with English subtitles

The award-winning Stories of Our Lives is an anthology of five minidramas with LGBT themes from the East African republic of Kenya. It was made by the Nairobi-based art and activist group The Nest Collective, many of whose members prefer to conceal their identities to avoid possible persecution under Kenya’s notoriously draconian anti-gay laws. Despite its acclaim and awards abroad, Stories of our Lives remains banned in Kenya, and last summer, the country’s Republican Liberty Party proposed a controversial “stone the gays” legislation. In spite of this, the members of The Nest Collective have opted to stay in Kenya and fight openly for their human rights and are determined to continue their struggle for recognition.
STORIES PICTURE 3  O Cineme Miami Beach                                         Jim Chuchu
June 25, 2015 | 7pm                                      Q & A via skype after film
“Stories of Our Lives is a gorgeously constructed tone-poem that taps into something deeply universal. One of the most triumphant and stunning films of the year.”

O Cinema Miami Beach
500 71st Street, Miami Beach

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