A coming-of-age film about two queer Guyanese boys, who are navigating their feelings in a homophobic society.
Director – Rae Wiltshire, Nickose Layne
I made Eating Papaw on the Seashore to reflect queer boys as human beings who can fall in love and that’s it is not something to laugh about. It is natural. In Guyana the idea of being gay is a joke. I do not laugh and wanted to reflect human beings onscreen. It was important to capture the humanity of a group of people who often do not feel accepted by society.