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      The Legend of the Underground

      2021 1 hr. 30 min. Documentary TRAILER for The Legend of the Underground: Trailer 1 List
      100% 9 Reviews Tomatometer 100% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score This film is a searing and timely look at the struggle against rampant discrimination that exists in Nigeria today, as seen through the lens of several charismatic, non-conformist youth who fight to live life out loud. Through social media, celebrity and bold creativity, they spark a cultural debate that challenges the ideals of gender, conformity and civil rights in Nigeria. Read More Read Less

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      Lovia Gyarkye Hollywood Reporter Despite the volume of information, the doc remains artful and engaging, thanks in large part to Stephen Baily's kinetic cinematography and Rabab Haj Yahya's striking editing. Jul 1, 2021 Full Review Teo Bugbee New York Times The movie's almost shallow appeal to aesthetics is not disconnected from the political agenda of gay Nigerians. Jul 1, 2021 Full Review Robert Daniels RogerEbert.com A resilient kaleidoscope of heels, dance, and strength. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 30, 2021 Full Review John Paul King Washington Blade Most inspiring cinematic expression of Pride so far. May 20, 2022 Full Review Amyana Bartley QBP Reviews Legend of the Underground stands strong as a crucial part of the international conversation we need to be having concerning human rights. Jul 6, 2021 Full Review Nora Lee Mandel Maven's Nest Intimate look at persecution of gay men in Nigeria shows the personal toll of rampant homophobia and government's crackdowns on men appearing effeminate in any activity. Rated: 7/10 Jul 6, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis This film is a searing and timely look at the struggle against rampant discrimination that exists in Nigeria today, as seen through the lens of several charismatic, non-conformist youth who fight to live life out loud. Through social media, celebrity and bold creativity, they spark a cultural debate that challenges the ideals of gender, conformity and civil rights in Nigeria.
      Director
      Nneka Onuorah, Giselle Bailey
      Executive Producer
      John Legend, Nancy Abraham, Rickey Austyn Biggers, Lisa Heller, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius
      Production Co
      HBO Documentary Films
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 29, 2021
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