A landmark film about human rights struggle in Uganda and the well known Ugandan LGBT rights activist David Kato, ‘Call Me Kuchu’ will be in the UK cinemas on November 2. Picturehouse cinema chain have chosen the film for their Pic Docs Discover Tuesday event for November. The film will screen in cinemas across the UK on the evening of 6th November.
Call Me Kuchu has won awards including Best International Feature at HotDocs and Best Documentary at the Berlin Film Festival. The film follows David Kato, when a bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death.
In London, director Malika Zouhali-Worrall will be taking part in a Q&A following a preview screening at the Curzon Soho on the 29th October.
Wikipedia entry: David Kato Kisule was a Ugandan teacher and LGBT rights activist, considered a father of Uganda’s gay rights movement. He served as advocacy officer for Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). Kato was murdered in 2011, shortly after winning a lawsuit against a magazine which had published his name and photograph identifying him as gay and calling for him to be executed.