Call Me Kuchu
Malika Zouhali-Worrall / Katherine Fairfax Wright
Festival year: 2013
David Kato is one of the first declared homosexuals in Uganda, a country in which homosexuality is a criminal offence and the rights of the LGBT community are violated. Together with a group of like-minded people, Kato fights the violence against gays in his country, until fate strikes and a shockwave of disbelief spreads across the planet.
Call Me Kuchu portrays the last year in the life of courageous and determined activist Kato, whose wisdom and important work were only fully recognized after his death. Hatred against gays in Uganda, which is fuelled by the western evangelistic lobby, seems to be growing by the day. A bill proposing to make homosexuality a capital offence makes life virtually impossible for LGBT people in Uganda. Although the story is heartbreaking, it never becomes a tear-jerker. The film is a subtle portrait of how David and the colourful, proud Kuchus from Kampala attempt to change their destiny and achieve a better existence for homosexuals throughout Africa.
United States, Uganda 2012, 87 min.
Spoken language: English
Official website: http://www.callmekuchu.com
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