The Pearl Of Africa: The First Ever Global PPFA Maggie Award

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 in News
The Pearl Of Africa: The First Ever Global PPFA Maggie Award

This is just amazing! I can’t believe it’s true. Yesterday, we won the first global PPFA Maggie Award for our work on LGBTI rights in Uganda. For media journalist excellence. PP have never ever given the prize to a project outside of U.S, until now. It has been hard to keep this a secret for […]

Who Are We To Judge A Country Like Uganda?

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 in News
Who Are We To Judge A Country Like Uganda?

I think that before 2009 few people around the world knew what the Ugandan people are like, with little media attention to the country following a brutal civil war. Many who wondered what food the Ugandans like or why the country is called “the pearl of Africa” would have had to turn to Google for […]

The Day Of Surgery!

Posted on May 5, 2015 in News
The Day Of Surgery!

The day has come! Cleo has been dreaming of this for so long time. She has woken up and the surgery has gone well! They say that a picture says more than a thousand words, so I thought I’d share a photo collage with you. Hope you’ll like it! The final! Right before the surgery. […]

Our Travel to Thailand

Posted on Apr 19, 2015 in News
Our Travel to Thailand

It’s now one week and a couple of days to our travel to Thailand, its amazing how time flies by so fast…..am still pinching myself to make myself believe this is not a dream buts its actually happening…Of course I had a swarm of butterflies in my stomach, my fiance, and workmates tell me this […]

Screening at Indiewood Movie Theatre

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in News
Screening at Indiewood Movie Theatre

Last week we’re screening The Pearl Of Africa in New Orleans, USA. We got the privilege to show it at the Indiewood Movie Theatre. The screening went great, we’re so gladful for all the support we’ve been giving. To see people’s interest in the story and Cleo’s journey. There’re so many people that want to […]

Over $10 000 Funded For Cleo’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

Posted on Feb 7, 2015 in News
Over $10 000 Funded For Cleo’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

THANK YOU! It’s amazing! We’re there. Together we’ve raised over 10 000 dollars for Cleo’s sex reassignment surgery. I couldn’t imagine this before we started. A couple of minutes after we have reached our goal, Cleo posted a update on our Facebook page.It is really a post worth reading, instead of having me telling you […]

Jonny Von Wallström on Huffington Post Live

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in News

Watch Jonny Von Wallström guesting Huffington Post live to talk about The Pearl Of Africa. It’s a 6 minute interview hosted by Josh Zepps. Listen to Jonny while he talks about the background of the project and how he meet Cleopatra. It’s now only 25 days left of the campaign and we’ve so far raised […]

A Little Respect for Human Rights

Posted on Dec 28, 2014 in News
A Little Respect for Human Rights

Growing up in Sweden, in a small town called Sandviken, which ironically also was called “bögviken”, which in English translates into “gayviken”. Known for having a lot of these homosexuals. One could sense a similar rhetoric then, as the one we’re seeing in today’s Uganda. With a raging HIV epidemic threatening the swedes, we turned […]

No Anti-Homosexuality Act Before Christmas

Posted on Dec 21, 2014 in News
No Anti-Homosexuality Act Before Christmas

It’s soon Christmas and we’ve now released two episodes of The Pearl Of Africa. The response has been amazing. I couldn’t imagine this happening so fast. Thousands of shares and the likes by people who are raising their voice for a better LGBTIQ community. On Monday we’ll share the third episode with you. It feels […]

The Goal is to Actually Change Something

Posted on Dec 12, 2014 in News
The Goal is to Actually Change Something

Around the world, transgender people are discriminated, harassed and killed because of showing their sexual identity. Our goal with this documentary is to actually change something. We want to bring up the voice of a black transgender woman. Showing what her life is like and what her dreams are. A personal story of how hatred has […]