Call Me Kuchu

Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
| USA, Uganda
| 2012
| 87 min

David Kato is Uganda’s first openly gay man and an activist who’s been working hard with gay, lesbian and transgendered citizens – called ‘kuchus’ – fighting a new bill threatening the death penalty for homosexuality. David insists: “If we keep on hiding, they will say we’re not here.” Pervaded by constant fear of attack, David’s life is also characterised by moments of happiness and celebration. In its quietly observational way and with access to those on both sides, Call Me Kuchu is an inspiring and moving film that documents events leading to a hard-won victory and a devastating loss for the GLBTIQ community.

Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Malika Zouhali-Worrall
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