Making your first feature documentary is hard, and it’s a process that you rarely get a close look at. This is why I decided to start documenting my own struggle as a filmmaker.
About three years ago I started working on my debut feature doc called The Pearl Of Africa. Making it seems to be impossible, which I why I decided to create a vlog about my struggle to make the film.
The Pearl Of Africa is a story about love, hate and being transgender, in one of the worlds most transphobic places, Uganda.
The film has been selected to Hot Docs, one of the world’s largest documentary festivals. The film is far from finished at this moment. In this episode, I get a call from the festival’s programmer. He’s trying to explain why it could be too late if we decide to wait with the release of the film.