Last week, I came across this link announcing that a gay movie produced and shot in Tanzania will premier on 4 February 2011.
The said movie starring Tino [Hissan Muya] a popular Tanzanian actor is aptly titled ‘Shoga’. In Kenyan Swahili, 'shoga' is a derogatory word for homosexual but in pure swahili spoken in Tanzania, the word ‘shoga’ is used to denote a very close friend. This movie however is gay themed and features the actor in drag.
This is a bold step from the movie makers as Tanzania is much more conservative than its neighbors and I would have expected this from a Kenyan film maker.