stories of our Lives—an anthology film (2014)

Created as part of the Nest Collective, Stories of our Lives is Jim Chuchu's first feature film - consisting of five black-and-white vignettes that document the queer Kenyan experience.

Selected Screenings—

Berlin International Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival 2014
BFI Flare (London LGBT Film Festival)
MoMA Documentary Fortnight 2015 (New York City)
Movies That Matter 2015 (The Hague)
Roze Filmdagen (Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival)
Durban International Film Festival
Istanbul International Independent Film Festival
Rio International Film Festival
Frameline Film Festival (San Francisco)
Outfest (Los Angeles)

Awards and Nominations—

Winner - African Union Foundation
Audience Award (FilmAfrica)
2nd Place - Panorama Audience Award
(Berlin International Film Festival)
Honourable Mention - Best Narrative Feature (TLVFest)
Honourable Mention for First Feature Jury
Award (Frameline Film Festival)
Nominee - Tulip Human Rights Award,
Foreign Affairs (Netherlands)


Stories of Our Lives: Music From and Inspired by the Film (2014)

Mini-album of four songs recorded for the Stories of Our Lives film. Music and instrumentation by Jim Chuchu. Recorded, mixed and mastered at the NEST. Album available as a free/name-your-price download on Bandcamp.