The Equality Hub Premieres “Under The Rainbow”

The Equality Hub Premieres “Under The Rainbow”

The Equality Hub officially released its long-awaited documentary film, Under The Rainbow, at a private screening event in Lagos, Nigeria, on Friday, June 28, 2019, as part of its efforts to diversify the conversation around equal rights and acceptance of female sexual minorities in Nigeria.

Under The Rainbow is a documentary film which uses Pamela Adie’s journey of self-discovery to open the conversation about coming out of the proverbial closet. As she talks through her experiences, we see first-hand what it is to be homosexual in an unforgivingly homophobic society, and the total alienation that can come from being despised, ostracized and ridiculed by the ones you love.

The premiere was attended by notable Nigerians such as Denrele Edun, Eberechukwu McNwizu, Chude Jideonwo, Human Rights advocate Olumide Makanjuola, Human Rights organizations, as well as members of the diplomatic community.

Speaking at the premiere, which took place at the residence of the British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Adie, said: “We’re so happy to finally release this film to the public. It is no secret that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people in Nigeria face many challenges, including rejection from family, discrimination, and multiple violations of our human rights. So, we made this film to contribute to the on-going conversation around social inclusion especially for lesbians, whose stories are often not part of conversations around equal rights in Nigeria. We hope that this adds to an inclusive conversation and also inspires others to join the conversation by sharing their own stories.”

Although the premiere was a private event, The Equality Hub is organizing multiple public screenings across the country, pending its digital release on its official website in coming weeks.

The Equality Hub is a non-governmental organization working to amplify the stories of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women in Nigeria through visual storytelling and other forms of advocacy. Visit their website here for more information. And follow on social media: Twitter – @equality_hub, @UnderTheRainbo9 and Instagram – @equalityhub, @undertherainbow_thedocumentary

Under The Rainbow was written, directed, and produced by Pamela Adie, and shot by award-winning Cinematographer, Oluseyi Asurf.

Watch the trailer below:

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  1. Oludayo
    July 02, 13:32 Reply

    Pamela’s doing great work documenting the life and struggles of queer women.

    Kudos to her

  2. J
    July 02, 14:33 Reply

    Goodness I feel so happy watching this trailer! Well done Pamela, I’m proud of you!

  3. mike
    July 05, 00:51 Reply

    The name Pamela keeps numbing into my head

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