Love, LeymoLeymo Mohammed, a young autistic Black man, reads a letter to his late mother, updating her on his struggles, achievements and dreams, as he comes to understand the world around him and his place in it. NOW STREAMING ON CBC GEM
Leymo Mohammed was 17 years old when his mother passed away. She was a personal support worker and contracted COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic. A young Black man from St. James Town, Toronto, Leymo and his 12-year-old sister were left entirely on their own.
Two years after her death, Leymo narrates a letter to her in Love, Leymo, updating her on his struggles, his accomplishments, his goals and the importance of his friends as he comes to understand the world around him.
Leymo is on the autism spectrum and has a learning disability. He’s working hard to try and find a place for himself in the film and television industry.
Leymo is more than the loss of his mother. He is more than just a person on the spectrum. He has thoughts and ideas about the world he’s growing up in to which everyone, on and off the spectrum, can relate.