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"The Pearl Of Africa" by Jonny Von Wallström (ESoDoc 2013) will make its world premiere at Hot Docs (April 28 – May 8 2016) in Toronto, where it’s competing in the festival’s International Spectrum. 

"The Peal of Africa" is a film about love, hate and being transgender in one of the world’s most transphobic places. It tells the story of Cleopatra Kambugu, a 28 year old Ugandan transgender girl. Biologically born male, but against all odds, transitioning into the woman she knows she was born to be. An intimate fight for love, in one of the most transphobic places in the world. Forced to leave her country and loving boyfriend behind. She sets out to fight for her right to love, and against all odds, to become the first accepted trans person in Uganda.

Website: http://pearlofafrica.tv/

Screening schedule and tickets at Hot Docs: http://goo.gl/rnmbR8

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