Call Me Kuchu
Sunday Nov 04 01:00 PM
Sunday Nov 04 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Film:
HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL THEME: Pride not Prejudice: LGBTQIA Rights
Call Me Kuchu
Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall, USA, 2012, 90mins.
David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man, labored to liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus,” by fighting to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws. But one year into filming Call Me Kuchu, on January 26, 2011, the unthinkable happens: David is brutally murdered in his home. His death sends shock waves around the world, and leaves Kampala’s kuchus traumatized and seeking answers for a way forward.
Winner: Best Documentary Film, Berlin International Film Festival; Amnesty International Human Rights Award, Durban International Film Festival; Best International Documentary, Hot Docs; Audience Award, San Francisco and Torino International Gay + Lesbian Film Festivals
See the trailer.
This Way Out
Directed by Jill Burnett and Anthonin Lhotsky USA, 2004, 32 mins
This film tells the story of three individuals who escaped persecution at home because of their homosexuality, and have claimed refugee status in the United States: Kahunya, who grew up on a mission station in Kenya where his father is a Bishop; Ana Claudia, a famous sportscaster in Brazil; and Arslan who was born into a “noble family” in Pakistan. Special thanks to Amnesty International for providing this film
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