Call Me Kuchu: Gay Rights in Uganda (LGBTQ, Gay)

Sep 24, 2013–Call Me Kuchu, the documentary about David Kato’s historic fight for gay rights in Uganda and his brutal murder, is being released by Cinedigm on DVD, Blu-ray and cable movies on demand.

The docu, a tribute to an extraordinary man, has won several awards including both the Teddy Award for Best Documentary and the Cinema Fairbindet Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) and both the top jury award for best international feature and top audience recognition at HotDocs in Toronto.

When the tale begins, a new bill in Uganda threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers follow David Kato, reportedly Uganda’s first openly gay man, a retired Angelican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, and his fellow activists as they work to defeat the legislation while combatting persecution. The subsequent brutal murder is a shocking event around the world that shakes the movement.

At the center of Call Me Kuchu is the last year in the life of a courageous, smart, and steadfast man whose wisdom and achievements were only recognized after his death, and whose memory has inspired a new generation of human rights advocates.

Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall are recipients of the first Chaz and Roger Ebert Directing Fellowship. Katherine Fairfax Wright graduated from Columbia University with a double major in Film Studies and Anthropology. Malika Zouhali-Worrall is a British-Moroccan filmmaker and journalist based in New York. Malika is a graduate of Cambridge University and holds an MA in International Affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Studies.