Watch: Documentary on Struggle of Gays in Uganda


Here's a trailer for a fascinating-looking documentary on the oppression of gays in Uganda looking for funding on Kickstarter. Call Me Kuchu (kuchu is the Ugandan term for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women) includes interviews with slain Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato and others prominent in that country's struggle.

"With unprecedented access to a tumultuous year – both hopeful and tragic –  for this small band of kuchus, Call Me Kuchu examines the astounding courage and determination required not only to battle an oppressive government, but also to maintain religious conviction in the face of the contradicting rhetoric of a powerful national church. As we paint a rare portrait of an activist community and its antagonists, our key question explores the concept of democracy: In a country where a judiciary increasingly recognizes the rights of individual kuchus, yet a popular vote and daily violence threaten to eradicate their rights altogether, can this small but spirited group bring about the political and religious change it seeks?"


Posted April 7, 2011 at 1:25pm ETC by Andy Towle
in David Kato, News, Uganda