Call Me Kuchu
2012,Colour, 87 min
In an unmarked office on the outskirts of Kampala, veteran gay activist David Kato labors to repeal Ugandas homophobic laws and liberate his fellow LGBT men and women, or kuchus. But Davids formidable task becomes much more difficult when an Anti-Homosexuality Bill is introduced in Parliament proposing death for HIV-positive gay men and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. The bill, inspired by American evangelicals who point to Uganda as ground zero in their war on the homosexual agenda, awaits debate in Parliament. Meanwhile, the countrys newspapers start running stories with headlines such as: HOMO TERROR! We Name and Shame Top Gays in the City. David is one of the few who dare to publicly protest the countrys government and press. But just three weeks after a landmark court victory, he is found bludgeoned to death in his home. Davids murder sends shockwaves around the world and leaves Kampalas kuchus traumatized and seeking answers for a way forward.
Screening:12.07, Kino Bahqe, 20:30
14.07, Kino Lumbardhi, 14:00
Producer: Katherine Fairfax Wright,MalikaZouhali-Worrall
Cinematographer: Katherine Fairfax Wright
Editor: Katherine Fairfax Wright
Sound: Jon Mandabach
Katherine was born in Massachusetts, USA in 1983 and studied film and anthropology at Columbia University. She has worked with Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Nelson Walker III, and Fellipe Barbosa and has produced numerous films. She is also an awardwinning photographer.Malikawas born in Munich in 1984. A graduate of Cambridge University, she holds an MA in international affairs from the Paris Institute of International Studies. A print and video journalist, she has reported for the Financial Times and for CNN.com from India, Uganda and China.
Festivals and Awards
Berlinale 2012.HotDocs 2012.Sheffield Doc Fest 2012.Silverdocs 2012. Human Rights Watch Film Festival NYC 2012. Los Angeles Film Festival 2012.Frameline LGBT Film Festival San Francisco 2012.
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