SOURCE: Filmmakers Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullmann

Filmmakers Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullmann

June 11, 2013 18:17 ET

MEDIA ALERT: BORN THIS WAY to Screen at Human Rights Watch Film Festival

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2013) -

What:
BORN THIS WAY, powerful documentary on plight of Gays and Lesbians in Cameroon, is part of prestigious Human Rights Watch Film Festival lineup

When:
Human Rights Watch Film Festival BORN THIS WAY screenings June 21/22
http://ff.hrw.org/film/born-way

Where:
New York City

Who:
Cameroonian LGBT Activist/Lawyer Alice Nkom
Filmmakers Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullmann

Why:
BORN THIS WAY is a documentary examining the plight of gays and lesbians in the Central African nation of the Republic of Cameroon. It made its premiere as an Official Selection of the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival. Cameroon, according to Human Rights Watch, imprisons more people for homosexuality than any country in the world.

Directed and produced by Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullmann (FIRST AND LOVELISS), BORN THIS WAY follows Cedric and Gertrude, two young Cameroonians, as they move between a secret, supportive LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and an outside culture that is intensely homophobic. Set in the capital city of Douala, which is relatively safe for gays and where activists, including Cedric and Gertrude, have built "Alternatives - Cameroun," a center to protect the LGBT community against homophobic violence, the film also tells the story of heroic lawyer Alice Nkom, who tirelessly fights for their legal representation.

Links:
BORN THIS WAY Traile
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z85DTV3WKc

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bornthiswaydoc

Website: Bornthiswaydocumentary.com

Alternatives-Cameroun: http://www.amsher.net/Default.aspx?alias=www.amsher.net/alternativescameroun

Alice Nkom: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alice-Nkom/162544403808540

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