Emil Langballe, UK/Kenya 2013, 27′
English, Swahili w/ engl. subtitles
THU 10 JULY, 6.30pm
Exclusive Festival Preview
Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Free admission & non-ticketed
Like the majority of young Kenyans, Juma dreams of a better life abroad. His girlfriend has left to work in Qatar, allowing the young man to fully thrust himself into his work as a “companion” to elderly European women who spend their vacations at local resort hotels. The documentary turns out to be a real-life version of Ulrich Seidl’s feature Paradise: Love, investigating local female sex tourism based on a false sense of romance.