Someone Like Me
Watch a moving documentary that follows the parallel journeys of Drake, a gay asylum seeker from Uganda, and a group of strangers from Vancouver’s queer community who are tasked with supporting his resettlement in Canada.
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Trigger and Advisory Warning: This film contains scenes depicting homophobia and violence, which may be disturbing to some viewers. Age rating 16+. Presented in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada.
Someone Like Me follows the parallel journeys of Drake, a gay asylum seeker from Uganda, and a group of strangers from Vancouver’s queer community who are tasked with supporting his resettlement in Canada. Together, they embark on a year-long quest for personal freedom, revealing how in a world where one must constantly fight for the right to exist, survival itself becomes a victory. This moving and exceptional new documentary highlights how the journey for both refugees and the Canadians who help settle them can be turbulent and complicated.
Partly filmed and experienced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, this beautiful and unique film is certain to be an inspiration to all who watch it.
About the NFB
The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories and participatory experiences, working with talented creators across the country. The NFB is taking action to combat systemic racism and become a more open and diverse organization, while working to strengthen Indigenous-led production and gender equity in film and digital media. NFB productions have won more than 7,000 awards, including 12 Oscars.