Someone Like Me
In Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams’ award winning feature, 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.
As problems are compounded by the unexpected complication of a global pandemic, the group must ask themselves difficult questions about their capacity, commitment and conditions of support.
“..the uniquely complicated journey of one LGBTQ refugee seeking asylum in Canada” – Peter Knegt, CBC Arts
“…an engaging examination of what it means to be free and a riveting reminder that no one should have to hide their true self” – Courtney Small, Thatshelf.com
Awards and Nominations
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, Canada 2021, Rogers Audience Award for Canadian Feature Documentary, Winner
Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, U.S.A. 2021, Grand Prize Alternative Spirit Award – Documentary, Winner
Directors Guild of Canada – 2021, Nominee, Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary
Sean Harlor and
Steve J. Adams
(some English subtitles)
2021, 80 min