Someone Like Me

In-person screening December 16th at 7pm | Virtual screening December 18th to 20th
SFU Woodward’s | 149 West Hastings Street
Proof of vaccination and ID required. Masks must be worn throughout the event.

A recording of the discussion will be made available.

A queer group of strangers unite to support a gay Ugandan man seeking asylum in Canada.

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In Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams’ feature documentary Someone Like Me, Drake, a young gay man from Uganda, leaves behind everything he knows to attain the universal freedoms everyone deserves: to be who he is and love whomever he chooses without fear of discrimination, persecution, or violence. A group of queer strangers unite to resettle Drake in Vancouver, but they are tasked with a year-long commitment to someone they’ve never met, and struggle with the challenging conditions of this support. Together, Drake and his sponsors embark on an emotional journey in search of personal freedom, revealing how in a world where one must constantly fight for the right to exist, survival itself becomes a victory.

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Founded in 2000, Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status.

They support and assist LGBTQ+ /HIV+ refugee claimants in BC’s Lower Mainland through facilitated peer support, referrals, system navigation and accompaniment.

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1. Purchase a ticket here or by clicking on the Get Tickets section.
2. You will receive an email on December 18th with information on how to watch the film.
3. Someone Like Me and the recorded panel discussion will be available from December 18th to 20th.

City of Vancouver
BC Arts Council
Canada Council for the Arts
SFU's Vancity Office of Community  Engagement
Consumer Protection BC