A group of bold, non-conformist youth fight against rampant LGBTQ+ discrimination in today’s Nigeria


Struggling against rampant LGBTQ+ discrimination in Nigeria, a new generation of non-conformist youth use social media, underground radio, and any other resources at their disposal to fight for their right to live out loud.

THE LEGEND OF THE UNDERGROUND follows two tight-knit groups communicating between New York and Nigeria on their journey to spark a cultural revolution and challenge national ideals about gender and civil rights. Don’t miss this triumphant new work from co-directors Giselle Bailey and Nneka Onuorah (NewFest 2015 Audience Award winner for THE SAME DIFFERENCE).

This film will be followed by a Q&A with Co-Directors Giselle Bailey and Nneka Onuorah, and cast Michael Ighodaro

Presented in partnership with Women Make Movies


Giselle Bailey, Nneka Onuorah


87 minutes


Streaming: October 15 - 26
In-Person: October 23 at 4PM (LGBT Community Center)