Sneak Peek: Documentary About Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws

Sneak Peek: Documentary About Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws

Call Me Kuchu offers glimpse into the country's equality struggle.

Published June 13, 2013

The term "kuchu" is Ugandan slang for someone who is gay, and to be identified as kuchu in the African country could be punishable by death.

Call Me Kuchu is a feature documentary about homphobia in Uganda, and the parliament's efforts to make being gay a capitol crime. It centers on David Kato, the first openly gay man in the history of Uganda, and his plight to both block the hateful legislation and educate his fellow citizens on what it means to be LGBT.

Kato's story meets with an unbelievably tragic end, but his journey makes for a gripping and heartbreaking film. Check out our second exclusive look at Call Me Kuchu, which opens in New York City this Friday and Los Angeles on June 21.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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