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The Boy from Mushin tells the story of Bisi Alimi, who risked his life when he came out as gay live on Nigerian television.
349 backers pledged £20,720 to help bring this project to life.

WE MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Joe Cohen (Creator)

Dear Friends and Supporters, 

AMAZING!!! We have just passed our target of £20,000, which means that every pledge now counts! A HUGE THANK YOU to you all for believing in this project, for sharing with your friends and contacts and for your extremely generous pledges. Every single pledge and introduction has brought this film into reality. It has been an incredible journey so far and the best is yet to come. We are absolutely thrilled. 

Bisi often quotes Martin Luther King when he said "If one of us is not free, no one is." This is a moment to celebrate you all coming together to support a very brave soul, who dares to believe and demand in freedom for everyone, no matter their place of birth, sexuality or gender identity. 

We still have until Sunday at midnight when the Kickstarter ends, so please continue to share the project with friends and family who might be interested to support. Whilst the urgency is lifted, we have some important Stretch Goals such as paying legal fees, sound design, music fees and staff salaries. So lets keep going until Sunday night. 


Joe x x

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    1. Joe Cohen 2-time creator on

      Thank you Tasha!

    2. Tasha Turner

      Congrats. May you raise a more for cushion during the final crazy 48 hours.

    3. Joe Cohen 2-time creator on

      Thank you Jimmy. We look forward to completing the film and sharing it with all the backers!

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      Jimmy Baker on

      Congratulations - can't wait to see it!