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
Alternative Spirit Award (Documentary) GRAND Prize
Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival (ONLINE), Providence
Rogers Audience Award
Hot Docs, Toronto
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