November 2nd, 2012
Call Me Kuchu opens in UK and Irish cinemas today, after playing at festivals around the world, and winning Best International Feature at HotDocs and Best Documentary at the Berlin Film Festival. The film has received 4 Star reviews from The Guardian, The Times, The Daily Express, The Irish Times, Time Out, Empire Magazine, Total Film and Little White Lies. To make sure you don't miss a chance to see this powerful and inspiring film, find your local screening here.
David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man, is one of the few who dare to publicly protest state-sanctioned homophobia. Working with an idiosyncratic clan of fellow activists, David fights Uganda’s government and tabloids in the courts, on television, and at the United Nations. Because, he insists, “if we keep on hiding, they will say we’re not here.”
The film's release was launched earlier this week with a premiere at the Curzon Soho in partnership with Amnesty International. The film was followed by a Q&A with directors Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall, and Naome Ruzindana, one of the activists featured in the film. Photos from the event are on our Facebook page.
You can read more on the film with feature articles in The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, and on the Amnesty website. Filmbeat filmed an interview with the filmmakers, and we also had a chance to catch the directors for a short chat.
On Tuesday 6th November Picturehouse cinemas will screen the film across all their sites nationwide, in their monthly Picturehouse Docs slot - find those cinemas and book tickets here.
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