Being Okey

Eleven years ago, a mob tried to kill Okey and his boyfriend in their hometown in Nigeria, where homosexuality is a crime. They only narrowly escape death - yet Switzerland doesn't grant Okey asylum. Caught between the constant fear of deportation and the hope for a safe life, Okey shares his inner strife. So at the Zurich Pride, accompanied by booming techno beats, he experiences what freedom really means. But in the next instance he is consumed by his past. He hopes to live in dignity in Switzerland but his future is built on unstable ground: the answer to his new asylum request will decide the course of his life.

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Running Time
34 minutes
Documentary, Short, Biography
Nina Oppliger, Corinne Pfister, Nadia Lanfranchi
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Being Okey» (19)

Kathryn G. avatar
Kathryn G.

Nice. Expect very much from the cast and director. And all expectations fulfilled.

Nathan S. avatar
Nathan S.

Great movie, subtly addresses so many issues.

Donna G. avatar
Donna G.

Loved this movie, the premise, the build up and action. The action was believable, and the story is one that is still playing out in this country.

Billy W. avatar
Billy W.

I watched this movie without knowing anything about it and wasn't expecting too much. Well I got a pleasant surprise. This movie is excellent!

Brandon Robertson avatar
Brandon Robertson

Must see if you like Short

Alan G. avatar
Alan G.

I can't think of a word good enough to describe this! The first thing I said to my boyfriend when the movie ended is "I'm almost positive this is going to make the top 250!

John Lawson avatar
John Lawson

I was pleasantly satisfied with this film. And I know this movie isn't like other movies! Cool!

Sean Robertson avatar
Sean Robertson

I like it! And wholeheartedly recommend it as a date movie.

Katherine Stanley avatar
Katherine Stanley

I may have a new favorite movie.