Alternative Cinema: Call Me Kuchu
(Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, 2012, 90 mins)
In 2014, the Ugandan Parliament proposed a law threatening life in prison to LGBTQ citizens. Previously, the death penalty was considered as a suitable punishment, a policy shaped and encouraged by US evangelical Christians working in the region. A portrait of the Ugandan LGBTQ community, told through the eyes of David Kato, an openly gay activist in the country, Call Me Kuchu elaborates upon the devastating legacy of homophobic colonial laws. An intimate portrait of a community under constant threat, Kuchu reverberates with the indignant bravery of activists unwilling to accept the status of criminals.
Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm
Little Hall, 105, Golden Auditorium