Mexico / 82’ / HD

A 33-year-old gay man from Africa, was sentenced to 3 years in prison on charges of sending a text message to another man telling him “I’m very much in love with you”. Without medical care, visits from friends and family is abducted and murdered to clean up the honor of your family.

Flavio Florencio (Buenos Aires, 1979) is director, writer, producer and conductor of VICE. He studied Documentary Cinema and Arabic Philology in Barcelona. He has worked with Yoko Ono, the Dalai Lama, Richard Gere, Abderrahmane Sissako, Zenani Mandela and Rithy Panh. His documentary debut Made in Bangkok was nominated for the Sebastiano prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and winner of 8 international awards for the best documentary (NETFLIX). After 6 years at the Zanzibar Film Festival, he founded the AFRICALA African Film Festival and the Film and Human Rights Festival in Mexico.

Me rio de Janeiro is a Mexican production company focused on Human Rights films. It was founded by Flavio Florencio and Ignacio Vazquez after 12 years of experience in film festivals in Africa and Latin America. His first film was Made in Bangkok, winner of the Guadalajara festival for the best documentary by the press. His portfolio includes personalities such as Yoko Ono, the Dalai Lama, Richard Gere, Ernesto Guevara, Abderrahmane Sissako, Zenani Mandela, Chaz Bono and Rithy Panh. He currently produces a fiction film about the 7 months of Che Guevara in Congo.