Tuesday 6 November | The Belmont Picturehouse | 6.45pm | Various Prices Tickets
There’s only one screening of this award-winning documentary at The Belmont, and it looks like an incredibly powerful and important film. Here’s some background followed by the trailer. There’s not much else to say..
In Uganda, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women are called “Kuchus”. Call Me Kuchu by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall is the extraordinary story of a courageous group of Kuchu activists, lead by the charismatic David Kato, as they fight for equality in the face of fundamentalist Christian pastors, “exposés” from tabloid journalists, and manipulative politicians who would have them sentenced to prison or death for being HIV positive.
David, Uganda’s first openly gay man, is one of the few who dare to publicly protest state-sanctioned homophobia. Working with an idiosyncratic clan of fellow activists, David fights Uganda’s government and tabloids in the courts, on television, and at the United Nations. Because, he insists, “if we keep on hiding, they will say we’re not here.”