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Call Me Kuchu (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Drama | 14 June 2013 (USA)
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Bahati ... Himself - Ugandan Politician
David Kato David Kato ... Himself - Founder, Sexual Minorities Uganda
Gilles Muhame Gilles Muhame ... Himself - Managing Editor, Rolling Stone
Naome Ruzindana Naome Ruzindana ... Herself - Founder, Coalition of African Lesbians
Christopher Senyonjo 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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Documentary | Drama

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Country:

USA | Uganda

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuchunak hívnak See more »

Filming Locations:

Uganda

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,476, 16 June 2013

Gross USA:

$9,124

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,110
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23 July 2012 | by natashabwarnerSee all my reviews

Call me Kuchu manages to simultaneously convey the horrific violence and injustice facing Uganda's LGBT community, and the resilient, lighthearted spirit of the individuals within it. The film's beautiful cinematography and skillful storytelling bring to light issues of poverty, fear, religion, and humanity. I continue to talk about this film with my friends and family since seeing it over a month ago. One of the best things you can do to combat the complicated and tragic circumstances that homosexuals face in Uganda, or for that matter in our own country, is to see this film and encourage others to do the same!


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