Call Me Kuchu (2012)

Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Depth of Field Film + Video
Image of Kuchus in Uganda holding photo of the deceased David Kato
Monday, Mar 3, 2014 | 7:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
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United States

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to further criminalize homosexuality and make it punishable by death. Fueled by the 2011 murder of David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man and famous LGBT activist, friends and fellow activists band together in their struggle to stop the passing of the proposed “anti-homosexuality bill” and fight for their human rights. Call Me Kuchu features a series of intimate portraits of “kuchus” (the Ugandan term for “queers”) as they describe their devastating experiences living in Uganda under these stringent laws.

Part of the 
Human Rights Initiative.