Call Me Kuchu
Followed by a Q&A with directors Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright
This is a multi award-winning documentary of momentous inspiration and heartbreak. Filmed over several years, it opens in Kampala, Uganda, in November 2010, with a local newspaper publishing photographs of people suspected of being gay, and urging readers to find and hang them. The filmmakers follow the small, brave group of people fighting for LGBTI rights in a country where the government is proposing an ‘anti-homosexuality bill’ – with the death penalty for HIV-positive gay men – and where American evangelicals are waging an anti-homosexual war. Foremost among the fighters for human rights is David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man, whose activism takes him all the way to the United Nations. But tragedy and horror are always only a beat away for Uganda’s self-titled ‘kuchu’ community.
Dir. Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright. Uganda/US. 2012. 87 min. Print Source: dogwoof
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