true love makes the highest mountains look like hills.
growing up in a nigerian household, i was exposed to the deeply rooted homophobia of my culture at a young age. a cousin of mine had come into a family party with his boyfriend, and it wasn’t long until he had been physically and verbally pushed out of the event, and our family circle as a whole. little did i know, that a culture halfway across the globe was struggling with that same issue of acceptance.
and then we danced is a touching coming-of-age story with obstacles and hardships not always known to viewers in western countries with progressive views and acceptance towards the LGBTQ communities. this film served as a window into a reality i knew all too well; a clash between the older and younger generations, a clash between intolerance and integration