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Fluorescent Sin

Dir. Amirah Tadjin, , Kenya/ UK, 2012, 8 min, English
Fluorescent Sin

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