Interview with Pearl of Africa Filmmaker Jonny von Wallström, Part III

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Behind The Scenes
Interview with Pearl of Africa Filmmaker Jonny von Wallström, Part III

Today we continue with Part III of our interview with Swedish filmmaker Jonny von Wallström, who is currently making a feature length movie about a Ugandan transgender woman as part of a broader LGBTI education and activism effort in the wake of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Q: So Jonny, how did you come to be concerned […]

The Pearl of Africa Interview with Jonny von Wallström Part II

Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Behind The Scenes
The Pearl of Africa Interview with Jonny von Wallström Part II

In Part II of our interview with filmmaker Jonny von Wallström, he talks about earning the trust of Ugandan transgender woman Cleo K., the subject of his newest film, The Pearl of Africa.  Q: How did you connect with Cleo? Jonny:  While I was researching doing a project focused on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Kampala, […]

The Pearl of Africa Interview Series, Part I: Interview with the Filmmaker

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Behind The Scenes
The Pearl of Africa Interview Series, Part I: Interview with the Filmmaker

Today begins a series of interviews with people from the International LGBTI and Transgender communities, from Uganda to the United States, from activists, authors and other individuals concerned  about the civil and human rights, the politics and everyday lifestyles of LGBTI people around the world. Filmmaker Jonny von Wallström who produced the movie Zero Silence, […]

UGANDA TRANS ACTIVIST CLEO K: URGENT NEED!

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in News
UGANDA TRANS ACTIVIST CLEO K: URGENT NEED!

Cleo K, a trans woman and LGBTI activist in Uganda was “outed” when a Kampala tabloid published the names of 200 “known” LGBTI people. SHE NEEDS YOUR HELP TO ATTAIN SAFETY! By law, as of February 2014, the “crime” of Homosexuality in Uganda is punishable by life imprisonment. This includes touching anyone, with anything, with […]

Report from the Ugandan LGBTI Underground

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in News
Report from the Ugandan LGBTI Underground

by Cleo K. The 20th of December, the day the bill was passed by Parliament, we woke up excited. We were planning a party for an American ally of ours, David Robinson, who for about a year and half, had been actively involved in the movement in Uganda as a freelance photographer helping us build networks […]

What is “The Pearl Of Africa”?

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 in Background
What is “The Pearl Of Africa”?

“The Pearl of Africa” is synonymous with Uganda. Winston Churchill dubbed Uganda “The Pearl of Africa” in 1907 while just a young Member of Parliament, saying: “The kingdom of Uganda is a fairy-tale. You climb up … and at the end there is a wonderful new world. The scenery is different, the vegetation is different, […]

Closeness

Posted on Dec 6, 2013 in Behind The Scenes
Closeness

A couple of days ago we shot a beautiful scene in the morning. Check out the first pictures and let us now what you think?

Nelson

Posted on Dec 1, 2013 in Behind The Scenes
Nelson

Meet Nelson.  

Transgender remembrance day

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 in Behind The Scenes
Transgender remembrance day

Picture taken on the transgender remembrance day in Kampala. Opening scene for the movie?

From Kampala with love

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 in Behind The Scenes
From Kampala with love

For the last couple of days we’ve been busy filming the documentary in Kampala. What we got so far looks nothing but amazing and we just wanted to share these two pictures from today’s shoot.