In 2006, a veteran of the Biafran war is suspended from his new position as one of the
highest civil officers, accused of stealing money he promised he never touched. For 8 years
in court, he fought against the Nigerian government for what he believed to be a
defamation of character. Irregardless of the strength of his fight, the court made a decision
that took him away from his family, friends, wealth, authority and eventually, took him away
from his idea of himself as a Man.
In 2014, he was convicted to 15 years in prison.
In 2003, a policeman in Trinidad is suspended from his office. He soon after starts hearing
voices that accuse him of not being a Man. The voices use sexuality as a weapon against his
Manhood...they call him gay not as neutral fact but as an accusation that should fill him
with shame. The voices progressively worsen in intensity and violence, saying other things
that keep him afraid of not being Man enough to play the role of Father, Husband, Son and
Friend. In 2016, the upright man decides he can no longer live a life in and out of
He took his own life that year.
Both men belong to us as father.