The Pearl Of Africa


documentary

Now Available Worldwide
Now Available Worldwide

The Pearl of Africa is a world acclaimed story about Cleopatra Kambugu, a 28 year old Ugandan transgender girl. Biologically born male, but against all odds, transitioning into the woman she knows she was born to be. An intimate fight for love, in one of the most transphobic places in the world. Forced to leave her country and loving boyfriend behind. She sets out to fight for her right to love, and against all odds, to become the first accepted trans person in Uganda.

“Top African Show to Ditch Netflix’s “HOUSE OF CARDS” For”.
CNN

“A Deadly Serious Story to Tell”
BBC

“A Groundbreaking Documentary Series by Swedish Filmmaker Jonny Von Wallström”.
OKAYAFRICA

“PPFA Maggie Award for Media Excellence in Global Journalism 2015”
PLANNED PARENTHOOD

A project where we used content marketing in order to build an audience, raise money and get worldwide publicity for the upcoming feature length film.

Festivals & Awards

IDFA, Hot Docs, Gothenburg Film Festival, North Queer Film Festival, Buffalo Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival, Calgary Film Festival, Encounters, MicGenero, The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Carmel Film Festival, Cambridge Film Festival, Antogonish Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Outspoken, Alexandria Film Festival, Joburg Film Festival, Film Africa London, Afrikan Film Fest Berlin, Serile Film International Film Festival, This Human World., MIX Copenhagen, New Orleans International Human Rights Festival, Mix Odense, TransScreen Film Fest, Mardi Gras Film Festival, Transgender film festival Kiel

Awards

  • – First non-american project to win Planned Parenthood’s Maggie Award for Media Excellence in Global Journalism, 2015.
  • – Winner, Indie Fest Awards 2016
  • – Audience Award, North queer film festival 2016
  • – Best trans themed film, North queer film festival 2016
  • – Audience Award, TransScreen Film Fest
  • – Best feature film – Queer & Migrant film festival

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