Buddleia: The Unchained Story
City of Women Festival hosts a screening and discussion of the new feature length documentary in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Buddleia tells the story of Brenda Birungi, also known as Lady Unchained, a poet, performer, broadcaster and advocate for life after prison. The film was commissioned and produced by Artsadmin, and directed and edited by acclaimed filmmaker Tracy Kiryango.
After the screening of the film there will be a discussion with Lady Unchained and Tracy Kiryango as well as a poetry performance.
Watch the trailer:
“It’s easy to end up in prison. We are shown through shows and movies that tell us the stories of how people end to in prison. The gangs, the violence, the drugs and the money is a story we all know so well. I got tired of hearing and seeing the same old story when I became part of that sad truth. Buddleia tells a story of how we can turn a negative situation into a positive pathway for ourselves and others. My life ended and began with a prison sentence, those metal doors awoke the faith in me.”
– Lady Unchained
The event has English and Slovene subtitles