Kenya. 2011. 8 min.
Dir. Amirah Tajdin.

 

At Nairobi’s iconic central station, a lithe, majestic drag queen sits on a bench, smoking a cigarette and descending into a breakdown through a poetic soliloquy. In 8 minutes, filmmaker Amirah Tajdin challenges our ideas of beauty, sexuality, and Kenyan attitudes to ‘otherness’ in a film that suggests being caught between two places might in fact be no bad thing.