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Call Me Kuchu

Call Me Kuchu
  • 2012
  • US/Uganda
  • 90 min
  • Directed by: Katherine Fairfax Wright/Malika Zouhali-Worrall
  • UK release: 2 November 2012

Insightful documentary about the attempt by the Ugandan government to make homosexuality punishable by death, and the murder of Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato. Although there's still virulent Christian homophobia in Africa, the wave of international sympathy in the wake of Kato's death was 'empowering' for LGBT activists like Rwanda's Naomi Ruzindana.

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Call Me Kuchu

18 Sep 20124 stars

Insightful documentary about the struggle for gay rights in Uganda

Call Me Kuchu is an even-handed documentary tackling the topic of gay rights in Africa. Taking its title from a slang word used with pride to describe the country’s LGBT community, Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worral’s film explores…

I Am, Call me Kuchu and Mommie Dearest included in Glasgay 2012 film programme

13 Sep 2012

Until now, Glasgay! has left film relatively alone, focusing more on a vibrant programme of theatre, visual arts and music. This year, however, they unveil a revitalised film strand in collaboration with Glasgow Film Theatre and Lock Up Your…

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