Reviews & Quotes | Born This Way

Library Journal David Gibbs, Library of Congress
"Recommended for any collection concerned with LGBT issues, African studies, or human rights."

Educational Media Reviews Online | Johnnie N. Gray, Christopher Newport University
"While there are quite a few documentaries on human rights in African nations, this particular examination of homosexuality in Cameroon is an essential part of understanding how many African nations view being gay. It is one of the few to recently come out depicting being gay in Africa. In this film, the character portraits show real people dealing with serious issues in their country. At the end, the viewer sees that they must make a choice or perish."

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Aud: C, P. (P. Hall)
"Homophobia is not unique to Cameroon, of course--the African continent at large is notorious for its visceral hostility to the LGBT world—but this country holds the ugly distinction of sending more people to prison for being gay or lesbian. Offering a disturbing and harrowing look at institutionalized intolerance, this is highly recommended."

Huffington Post | Jill Robinson
"Born This Way lifts documentary into art. There are few documentaries which draw you in so deeply.”

Carleton College Pamela Feldman-Savelsberg, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
"It does a great job portraying the role of community based organizations and of the heroic lawyer, Alice Nkom."