A good documentary proves that fact can be just as interesting as fiction, and Call Me Kuchu fits the bill.
Set in Uganda, the film tracks a new bill that threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers follow David Kato — Uganda’s first openly gay man — retired Angelican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, and his fellow activists as they work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one, not even the filmmakers are prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.
Call Me Kuchu has won awards around the world and was the first film to benefit from the Chaz and Roger Ebert Directing Fellowship. The film opens on June 14 in New York and June 21 in Los Angeles.
Check out our exclusive clip of this moving documentary, below.
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