Animation about Karisma’s Story for #raisingvoices project, Europe Must Act
Karisma did not feel safe to be filmed. “My biggest fear coming here was to receive threats because of my sexual orientation. I’ve already received threats, I was not allowed to file a complaint. The police here are racist. They do not accept that black people file complaints.“
Karisma has been in Europe for 7+ months. Karisma experiences homophobia and racism on a daily basis. Karisma feels insecure to express his sexuality. Karisma does not feel supported as a black man. In the wake of global #BlackLivesMatter protests, in support of #LGBTQI+ rights, it is our duty to raise Karisma’s voice!