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The Men Who Speak Gayle
Searching for one of the last people to speak Gayle - a secret language the gay community were forced to invent during Apartheid.
Young drag performer Nathan is one of the last people to speak Gayle - a secret language the gay community were forced to invent during Apartheid. He finds out about Louis, an original Gayle speaker living in a conservative desert town in South Africa and wants to put on a performance with him. These men, two generations apart and from different cultural and racial backgrounds have never met - and have no idea how the town will react.
One of three new short films commissioned by BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, the British Council, and BFI NETWORK as part of the More Films for Freedom programme, a continuation of the #FiveFilmsForFreedom digital campaign.