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Call Me Kuchu
Fri 5 Oct
Scottish premiere - Edinburgh only
"connects the dots perfectly to show how personal and global struggles are inextricably linked" IndieWire
Uganda has become ground zero in the Evangelical church’s war on the “homosexual agenda.” Enter David Kato, a veteran activist who’s been working tirelessly to repeal his country’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow gay and transgendered citizens—called “kuchus”—from persecution. Kato’s mission is intensified when a new anti-homosexuality bill proposing death for HIV-positive gay men is introduced. Meanwhile, the country’s newspapers are outing kuchus under headlines such as “HOMO TERROR! We Name and Shame Top Gays in the City.” Kato is one of the few to publicly denounce these actions, insisting “if we keep on hiding, they will say we are not here.” Call Me Kuchu documents the courageous efforts of Kato and his team to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The result is both a hard-won victory and a devastating loss for the international gay community.
Followed by discussion about the issues raised in the film with special guest speakers including Ugandan activist John Bosco and The Rt Rev Dr John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh.
Key themes: empowerment/activism, gender and power
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Fri 5 Oct, 8.25pm
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