CALL ME KUCHU
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda’s first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.
Director: Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright
2012 - USA - English/Luganda - 87 Minutes
Festival and Awards: Berlin Film Festival (Winner - Teddy Award for Best Documentary, Cinema Fairbindet Prize), Hot Docs (Winner - International Feature Award), Frameline (Centerpiece Selection, Winner - Audience Award), Human Rights Watch (Closing Night Selection), Los Angeles Film Festival, Silverdocs
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Opens in New York on June 14th. For more information click here.
Opens in Los Angeles on June 21st. For more information click here.
A MUST-SEE... Heart-wrenching and inspiring, Call Me Kuchu, directed by Katherine Fairfax Wrightand Malika Zouhali-Worrall, jumps right into the fray of Uganda's media- and government-sanctioned homophobia, outlining its roots (leftover colonial laws from Britain; right-wing American evangelicals stoking the flames of bigotry) while also showcasing the complicity of contemporary Ugandans, in that bigotry (a homophobic reporter whose paper routinely outs gays and lesbians cackles gleefully as he boasts of the paper's destruction of lives). - Ernest Hardy, LA WEEKLY
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