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Call Me Kuchu

  • Director(s):
    Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright
    Producer(s):
    Malika Zouhali-Worrall
    • United States
    • 2012
    • 87 min
    • HDCAM 1080p/29.97p
    • English, Luganda

It opens with a seemingly harmless gathering, celebrating a same sex relationship. It soon becomes clear, however, that everyone in attendance is risking their lives. This is Uganda, where not only is homosexuality outlawed, but a witch hunt is on to out the “kuchu”. American Christian evangelicals have dubbed Uganda “Ground Zero” – a testing ground for new, tougher anti-homosexuality legislation, proposing the death penalty for HIV positive men, and imprisonment for anyone not reporting kuchu to the authorities. The young editor of the crusading local newspaper delightedly shares his persecution strategies, noting with pride that he’ll tell his grandchildren about his role in implementing the “kill the gays” bill. The country’s first openly gay man, David Kato, is leading a small band of activists in fighting for their right to exist – amongst a public baying for blood. An alarming, astonishing film, with access to those on both sides of the trenches.

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Strands

Official Website:
www.callmekuchu.com
Festivals:
Berlin International Film Festival 2012, Hot Docs 2012, Torino GLBT Film Festival 2012
Awards:
Best Documentary, Teddy Award, Berlin Film Festival
Cinema Fairbindet Prize, Berlin Film Festival
Second place, Panorama Audience Award, Berlin Film Festival
Honorable Mention, Siegessäule Readers’ Choice Award, Berlin Film Festival
Best International Feature, Hot Docs

Credits

Cinematographer:
Katherine Fairfax Wright 
Editor:
Katherine Fairfax Wright 
Music:
Jon Mandabach 

Contact

Catherine LeClef

CAT&Docs

cat@catndocs.com

+33 144596353

www.catndocs.com

Screening

14 Jun 17:45

PBS Library Theatre
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13 Jun 13:00

PBS Library Theatre
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