Someone Like Me

Sean Horlor & Steve J. Adams
2021 | 1 h 19 min
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