Dogwoof Films

Overview

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives.

Synopsis

In an unmarked office at the end of a dirt track, veteran activist David Kato labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus.” But David’s formidable task just became much more difficult. A new “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” proposes death for HIV-positive gay men, and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. Inspired by American evangelicals who have christened Uganda ground zero in their war on the “homosexual agenda,” the bill awaits debate in Uganda’s Parliament. Meanwhile, local newspapers have begun outing kuchus with vicious fervor under headlines such as: “HOMO TERROR! We Name and Shame Top Gays in the City.”

David, 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.”

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Call Me Kuchu is out on DVD

February 25th, 2013

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Call Me Kuchu wins Cinema for Peace award

February 20th, 2013

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February 6th, 2013

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Call Me Kuchu DVD extras

February 4th, 2013

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January 2nd, 2013

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Stop the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill threatening Call Me Kuchu activists

November 23rd, 2012

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Call Me Kuchu now in cinemas!

November 2nd, 2012

Call Me Kuchu is the story of LGBT rights campaigners in Uganda, now in cinemas nationwide.

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Call Me Kuchu Premiere goes down a storm

October 30th, 2012

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Call Me Kuchu Poster and Trailer

October 15th, 2012

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Call Me Kuchu Nationwide Screenings on 6th November

October 10th, 2012

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Screenings at the 2012 Film Africa Festival

October 2nd, 2012

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Call Me Kuchu Preview Screenings

September 11th, 2012

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Dogwoof Docs at Cambridge Film Festival

September 4th, 2012

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Call Me Kuchu Preview

June 26th, 2012

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Dogwoof dominate at Sheffield Doc/Fest

June 18th, 2012

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