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Call Me Kuchu (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 14 June 2013 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
David Bahati ...
Himself - Ugandan Politician
David Kato ...
Himself - Founder, Sexual Minorities Uganda
Gilles Muhame ...
Himself - Managing Editor, Rolling Stone
Naome Ruzindana ...
Herself - Founder, Coalition of African Lesbians
Christopher Senyonjo ...
Himself - Bishop
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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. But no one, not even the filmmakers, is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes the movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world. Written by Anonymous

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Kuchunak hívnak  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$571, 12 July 2013, Limited Release

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$8,941, 14 July 2013
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Superb and timely story of intolerance
21 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Call Me Kuchu masterfully succeeds in opening the world of the previously closeted African LGBT community and is a riveting examination of the consequences of intolerance. Skillfully blending a highly personal journey into the lives of others with a journalist's overview of a world skewed by irrational fears and religious fervor, the film reveals how little has been learned from historical lessons of oppression. The central protagonist of the story, David Kato, becomes a lightning rod of attacks from American fundamentalist preachers and smug Nationalist homophobes. After he is bludgeoned to death in his bed, friends and family struggle with how, or even if, their fight for civil rights can continue. The parallels with other such battles are eerie, but the success of many of these past struggles leave the viewer hopeful that good will eventually triumph in this battle as well.


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