The first edition of Under Our Skin 2021, Kenya will be held in Nairobi from 16th to the 25th of July 2021. Screenings and events will take place in informal settlements and venues across the city. A subsequent four day edition will be held in Kilifi later in October 2021 (dates to be confirmed).

The first edition of Under Our Skin Film Festival will focus on three main human rights themes:


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Focuses on Human Rights issues related to self expression of sexuality, class or gender, of note in Kenya: LGBTQ+ rights, Ghetto Kumoka (Ghetto Pride), economies of care and adolescents and teenagers.

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Explores notions of corruption at the state level and police brutality. In slum areas in particular there is great tension between the community members and those in power. 

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Understands how injustices perpetuate within the infrastructural framework of the country. Examples range from processes of decolonization and climate refugees and other impacts of climate change.