Call Me Kuchu

Call Me Kuchu

  • Director(s): Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright
  • Producer(s): Malika Zouhali-Worrall
  • Country: United States
  • Duration: 87 min
  • Language(s): United States
  • Format: HDCAM 1080p/29.97p
  • Website: www.callmekuchu.com

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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Credits
Editor(s):
Katherine Fairfax Wright
Cinematographer(s):
Katherine Fairfax Wright
Music(s):
Jon Mandabach
Director(s):
Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright
Producer(s):
Malika Zouhali-Worrall