Uganda has been criticised for the discriminations against the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) community. The Pearl of Africa is a documentary of the life of Cleopatra Kambugu, a Ugandan transgender girl who was forced to flee to Kenya after being “outed” as homosexual in one of Uganda‘s major tabloids. It is a story about love, hate, and being transgender in one of the worlds most homophobic countries.

We covered the story a few years ago during the making of the documentary series. To celebrate our 5-year anniversary (#AyibaAt5), we are revisiting some popular stories. If you never got around to watching, Pearl of Africa, here it is.