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Out Boulder & Starz Film Festival screening of 'Call Me Kuchu'
UA Denver Pavilions, Stadium 14
Denver, CO
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Out Boulder & Starz Film Festival screening of 'Call Me Kuchu'
Screening: Call Me Kuchu
Showing: Sunday, November 11, 7:30 PM
Running Time: 87 Minutes
Theater: UA Denver Pavilions 14

A powerful documentary that unfolds like a mystery, Call Me Kuchu covers two years in the life of Uganda's first openly gay man. Activist David Kato, a quietly dignified teacher, is a "kuchu," the local slang for LGBT people. He becomes the lightning rod for a legislative effort to outlaw all homosexual actsa law that would make them punishable by death. Religion plays a central role in the fight. Hate groups are funded by American fundamentalist Christian organizations. The Ugandan church allies with the anti-gay movement, going so far as to rebuke LGBT advocate Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo. A sensationalist newspaper takes up the cause, carelessly outing people, gay and not, putting them at risk for attack, while the frankly homophobic editor claims, with the fervor of a missionary, that he is being directed by God to rid Uganda of homosexuals. When Kato is brutally murdered, his supporters and their fierce opponents square off at his funeral in a heartrending shouting match. Kato's spirit lives on, as others courageously take up the mantle of his work with the same gentle but firm determination.

Co-directors Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall won the 2012 Teddy Award for best documentary on LGBT issues at the Berlin Film Festival.



UA Denver Pavilions, Stadium 14 (View)
500 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
United States

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