THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND

Several bold and charismatic non-conformist youth in Nigeria fight against anti-LGBTQ laws in this urgent documentary.

86 min | Feature | English | Nigeria, USA

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In 2013, Nigeria enacted the anti-LGBTQ law — the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill (SSMPA) — and in the years since, it has been used to harass, imprison, extort, and commit violence against anyone seen as not conforming to Nigerian societal and cultural norms. The Legend of the Underground is a look at the struggle against rampant discrimination in Nigeria today, as seen through the lens of several bold and charismatic, non-conformist youth who fight to live out loud.

Director: Giselle Bailey, Nneka Onuorah

Producer: Giselle Bailey, Nneka Onuorah

Executive Producer: John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius