TRIGGER WARNING: This film contains scenes depicting homophobia and violence, which may be disturbing to some viewers. Someone Like Me follows the parallel journeys of Drake, a gay asylum seeker from Uganda, and a group of strangers from Vancouver’s queer community who are tasked with supporting his resettlement in Canada. Together, they embark on a year-long quest for personal freedom, revealing how in a world where one must constantly fight for the right to exist, survival itself becomes a victory.
Awards and distinctions
Best Documentary Feature
International Film Festival, Las Cruces
Alternative Spirit Award (Documentary) GRAND Prize
Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival (ONLINE), Providence
Rogers Audience Award
Hot Docs, Toronto
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