(2012)

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80

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What makes Kuchu work as taut agitprop, and ultimately to devastating emotional effect, is that Wright and Zouhali-Worrall allow the enormity of the film's political concerns to be telegraphed through the stories, experiences, and astute analysis of ordinary queer folk and their hetero allies.
90
Horrific and uplifting.
80
As angry and unflinching a piece of documentary filmmaking as you'll see this year.
80
The struggle for LGBT rights in Uganda might sound like a dry or distant subject. It's the achievement of Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall's shocking, moving, enthralling and enraging doc to make it lively and urgent.
80
The film-makers have turned what could have been a detached news report into a moving human tragedy.
80
A timely, gut-wrenching but ultimately hopeful work.
80
It's hard to imagine a figure more courageous than activist David Kato: an out gay man-Uganda's first, he says - who lives in constant peril from both private citizens and a government that wants to make homosexuality punishable by hanging.
80
The very best - and, alas, the very worst - of human nature is captured in this heartbreaking and inspiring documentary.
80
A deeply dispiriting portrait of the systemic persecution of the LGBT community in Uganda, the country that seems to be ground zero for homophobia.
75
The film provides welcome context for the semi-hysteria that recently took over the U.S. media in regard to Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill.
75
Even in death, Kato has been harassed. In one of this movie's many unsettling scenes, a pastor interrupts his funeral to condemn the dead man to eternal damnation.

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